The source for Triple Eight Gale Force Gin
All gin uses juniper as its main ingredient. After that, it is up to the distillery. Triple Eight Distillery uses nine botanicals making Gale Force Gin. Juniper is obvious in the scent and taste, but quickly gives way to citrus overtones. The Gale Force is done in a classic London Dry style yet the presence of angelica and orris root give a touch of sweetness. Grains of paradise contribute to a slightly peppery finish. At 88.8 proof it can go toe to toe with typically overpowering mixers like campari or a potent tonic water. It makes a sublime Negroni and an excellent gin and tonic.
In 2015 Gale Force Gin was awarded Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Triple Eight Distillery
After the founding of Nantucket Vineyard in 1981 by Dean and Melissa Long, and Cisco Brewers in 1995 by Randy and Wendy Hudson, the idea of establishing a distillery on island seemed the next logical step. In 1997 Nantucket Vineyard purchased a copper pot still and began distilling spirit. Dean Long became the lead distiller at Triple Eight Distillery after 16 years as head winemaker for Nantucket Vineyard.
After 11 years and the successful release of the Notch Single Malt Whisky in 2008, Dean returned his main focus to winemaking and Randy Hudson took over as lead distiller after serving as head brewer for Cisco Brewers for the previous 13 years.
Triple Eight Distillery has been recognized many times as an industry leader in spirit production and has been awarded top honors in national and international competitions such as the International Spirit Challenge, San Francisco World Spirit Competition, International Wine and Spirit Competition, American Distilling Institute, American Craft Spirit Association and The Berlin International Spirits Competition.
For more information, check out the Triple Eight website.