Spirit: CITY Bright Gin
ABV: 42 (84% Proof)
Ingredients: Organic juniper berries, ancho chiles, angelica, basil, California bay, cardamom, cassia, coriander, cubeb, black cumin, fennel, grapefruit, lemon balm, lemon, lemongrass, kaffir lime, lime, pink peppercorn, Sichuan peppercorn, peppermint, spearmint, star anise
Score: 93 Points
CITY Bright gin is a local representation of Los Angeles, showcasing a variety of botanical traits that epitomize the local community. While staple notes of juniper and lemon zest sit on the nose, there’s a white pepper spice and almost herbaceous green pepper that shine through. The ingredients represent a plethora of local influences, combining everything from the earthiness of Mexico to the oriental spices of Asia. CITY Bright gin is the perfect representation for cocktails looking to add some locality to the mix and has an exciting variation of flavors that really depict what LA is all about, especially given its organic nature.