Scapegrace Dry Gin New Zealand (Gold)
Known as the “gin from the bottom of the world,” Scapegrace is produced on New Zealand’s South Island using water sourced from one of the world’s last natural aquifers, fed from the country’s Southern Alps.
The botanicals are distilled using neutral grain spirit in a restored 19th century copper pot still found in an abandoned shed. Master Distiller John Fitzpatrick uses 12 botanicals for Scapegrace Classic (juniper berries, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, nutmeg, cloves, angelica root, licorice root, orris root, cinnamon sticks, and cassia bark), and a thirteenth for the navy strength Scapegrace Gold expression (dried tangerine).
The bottle is deliberate. It’s a modern take on the original Genever bottles from 200 years ago. If gin-makers from then were making gin today we know they would make it like we do, because we make it like they did.