While living in Dublin, Ireland, Julian fell in love with the Flo & Basy cocktail (think basil, elderflower, agave syrup, & lime) that would later inspire our Gin 01 expression.
What you will find in this small batch craft gin are refreshing floral and citrus notes, an herbaceous bouquet of basil on the nose, and a uniquely fresh, fruity, and floral finish of elderflower on the palate. This delicate gin is stellar for sipping neat or over ice, but also pairs well with many light-bodied fruits, herbs, and spices in a cocktail.
90 Proof (ABV 45%)
COMMON GROUND SPIRITS
More Than Spirits, It’s a Mindset
On a mission to cultivate artisanal spirits that symbolize the human experience of bonding and forming connections, Julian Peebles and Tory Brown founded Common Ground Spirits in 2020. We believe that finding a common ground with those around us is what adds substance and meaning to our lives. Our common ground is the belief that everybody, no matter race, religion, or gender identity should have equal opportunities in all aspects of life—and our approach to premium craft spirits embodies those values. Our hope is that you will join us on this journey and find common ground over a dram of our artisanal Gin and Bourbon expressions.
Sustainable Spirits Through Local Ingredients and Partnerships
Located in Berkeley, California, Common Ground Spirits is committed to using local ingredients and partnering with friends and neighbors to build a strong community. We source the ingredients for our Gin and Bourbon expressions from California’s bounty; Gin 01 and Gin 02 both incorporate hand-selected blends of the finest botanicals from our local partners, while our Bourbon is made with 100% California-grown grain. Our spirits have been formulated with the assistance of our neighbor, Ryan Sutherland of Sutherland Distilling Company in Livermore, California. By investing in our local community and economy, we are ensuring that as we thrive, so too will the people around us.
More About Us
Julian and Tory, coworkers turned lifelong friends, started their journey together in the tech industry, where both founders shared common ground with each other as men of color. After achieving success in their tech careers, they felt a strong desire to build a legacy, something of their own fruition and creative vision that could be passed on to future generations and other black-owned businesses. Their overall vision: to make a positive impact on the spirits industry by creating a company that takes pride in its representation and diversity. By mentoring and motivating other black-owned companies, Tory and Julian believe they can build a more diverse and inclusive spirits industry.
Aroma: Refreshing floral and citrus notes
Taste: Uniquely fresh and fruity blend
Finish: Floral finish of elderflower on the palate
Botanicals: Juniper Berries, Cucumber, Basil, Elderflower, Coriander Seed, Rose Petals, Lime Peel, Lemon Peel
This gin can be enjoyed over ice or mixed into your favorite gin cocktail.
By Calina Kung
Stolen Base inspired by Rickey Henderson
2 oz Common Ground Gin
1 oz fresh lime juice
½ oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3-5 oz chilled tonic water
Pour gin, lime juice and St. Germain into ice filled highball glass. Top with tonic water and stir gently. Squeeze lime wedge over the drink and drop it in.
*Elements of green and yellow equal Oakland A’s. My favorite player is Rickey Henderson. This concoction is so good, it’ll steal your heart in 2.8 sec which is the amount of time it took for #24 to steal 2nd base.
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All orders usually ship within 24-48 hours unless noted otherwise