The distiller of Cold River Vodka has been working on a new gin for about two years. It is made in the company’s copper pot still in Freeport, ME, where its vodkas are created.
Head distiller Chris Dowe bases the gin on a 400-year-old traditional gin recipe that utilizes seven botanicals — the requisite juniper berries plus coriander, lemon and orange peel, cardamom, orris root and angelica root. The base spirit is made from potatoes grown at the family-owned Green Thumb Farms in Fryeburg, ME, just as the signature vodka is made. The finished product is gluten free with no added sugar.
Cold River Gin went on sale in late July in Maine at a suggested retail price of $25.99. It now is being shipped to stores in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, Georgia, and Washington, DC.
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