Song Cai Vietnam Dry Gin
Founded by Vietnamese-American sustainable agriculture visionary Daniel Nguyen, Sông Cái sources botanicals exclusively from long-standing farming and foraging H’mong, Red Dzao, and Kinh families. Sông Cái invests back into its partner rural communities through paying fair pricing for botanicals, funding reforestation programs, heirloom botanical preservation and propagation efforts, educational assistance for communities, and shared farming equipment and processing facilities.
Sông Cái Distillery’s spirits are distilled in hand-hammered direct-fired copper alembic pot stills. Sông Cái’s inaugural Việt Nam Dry Gin, the first-ever Vietnamese gin, has earned accolades for its re-imagination of the dry gin category by using 16 heirloom Vietnamese ingredients like green turmeric, jungle pepper, black cardamom, and heirloom pomelo. The name Sông Cái translates to “Mother River,” paying homage to the cradle of Vietnamese civilization (a concept found universal in Việt Nam) as well as to the distinctly Vietnamese spiritual relationship to the land: that all things come from and are interwoven with nature.