Beverage Testing Institute 94 points - Clear. Dense, compacted aromas of honeycomb, lime soufflé, peppery juniper, and sweet spices. A soft, silky entry leads to a fruity medium-full of citrus custard pasty, pink peppercorns, fresh herbs, and honeyed juniper berries. Finishes with an long interplay of flavor with a touch of eucalyptus and minerals. A lovely, deeply flavorful, and elegantly styled gin that will be sensational in vintage cocktails. (Jun 2008)
This gin is based on the traditional London Dry Gin profile. If you are a fan of abundant juniper flavor, this may be your new favorite gin. We created No. 11 for those looking for a warm round nose, and an unmistakable dry gin flavor. The botanicals in No. 11 add fullness to the gin without taking away from the leading role of the juniper berries. The balance is remarkable and lends itself well to classic cocktails from when gin was king.
|Art through Distillation Like the micro breweries and small wineries that have come before, a small group of artisanal distillers are redefining the spirit world by introducing new and amazing products. As the first artisanal distillery in the Chicago area (and in Illinois), we are producing unique spirits that provide modern connoisseurs with an unparalleled taste experience. We are a very small operation - just the two of us and one part-time employee, along with our still, Ethel. Our small size allows us to bring a discriminating personal touch and hands-on craftsmanship to everything we make. We challenge the status quo by providing our discerning customers world-class spirits, produced locally. Handcrafted Spirit Production Distilling spirits is far more than a scientific process – it is an art form. Derek, our master distiller, starts with the equivalent of a blank canvas. He then selects from a palette of fruits and exotic botanicals to create one-of-a-kind spirits that reflect the unique flavors of the ingredients and express his personal passion and energy. Derek produces our spirits in small, carefully hand-crafted batches. Though each product has its own distinct personality and character, all North Shore spirits are created with the same purpose in mind – to create an elegant and superior spirit that is not only pleasant and enjoyable, but also provides a level of satisfaction that compares to drinking an incredible wine or the finest scotch.|