Maison Turin Early Bird Gin
Maison Turin was a small distillery in Southwest France's Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, specialized in the production of high-end aperitifs. Unfortunately, as they catered heavily to high end restaurants in major French cities, the pandemic hit them especially hard, and they were forced to close after over 30 years in business. It also happens that their spirits are absolutely top notch, and though we haven't stocked them in the past partially because of their high prices, we have been huge fans of everything we've tried from them. We simply didn't think there was much of a demand for liqueurs and aperitifs near the hundred dollar mark. In a cruel but perhaps predictable plot twist, their shuttering has meant that we got the chance to bring these stellar bottles in at a massive price reduction, but of course, once they are gone they are gone for good.
Their Early Bird Gin employs a bid of an odd process, as they note that the cuts are made at dawn in the dark. Mysterious indeed, and though we haven't been able to find any explanation for this, we are on board with anything that strange. And anyway its a genuinely extraordinary gin, designed with the elegance and finesse of a perfume: juniper, cumin, coriander, fennel, squash, lemon, bitter orange, and verbena for an astonishing aromatic power. It can be enjoyed chilled, with tonic or soda or in a cocktail as an aperitif. Bottled at 41% abv.