Layered over the juniper note that one typically associates with gin, Watershed infuses a proprietary blend of seven other carefully selected botanicals, amongst them: Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Lime peels. The Four Peel gin leads with the citrus Grapefruit notes and then finishes with some of the Allspice, Cinnamon, Coriander and Juniper. It is a modern American style gin that plays well in many cocktails or on its own.
The process: Greg and Dave take a neutral base and put it back into the still for the Four Peel Gin. There are two ways one can make gin. The first is by putting the botanicals into a gin basket and as the vapor passes through it, the gin is flavored. The second method and the one they use is the “Gin Soup Method.” With this method they put the gin botanicals directly into the pot and macerate them in the alcohol before distillation. Once the botanicals are completely soaked, they turn on the still. They only use one of their three columns for the gin as they have found this works best for consistency.