Beehive Distilling Jack Rabbit Gin: Rose is a rose is a rose is a gin is one way to think of this small batch product from Utah, the first legal gin from the state in almost 150 years.

Sure, it’s got that juniper backbone, but among its botanicals Jack Rabbit features atypical sage (you get that mostly in the nose) and rose petals, and that leads to a very floral, “softer” gin — if anything at 90 proof can be soft.

Think of it as a spirit with a finish — the lemon peel adds some linger and lift, too — and if anyone thinks gin is harsh, make him or her a martini with this. Or an Aviation, now that Meyer lemons are coming back in season.



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