Our flagship spirit, Hardshore Original Gin, is a surprisingly complex gin despite being made with only five botanicals. It is bright and distinctive with leafy notes of fresh rosemary and mint upfront, supported by orris root (iris), coriander and, or course, bold Tuscan juniper. The neutral base is hand-crafted from grain grown on our founder's family farm and provides a smooth, full mouthfeel which allows the gin's distinctive flavor to unfold slowy with each sip. It lights up with tonic and makes what we consider, humbly, to be the worlds greatest negroni, but leave it alone with an ice cube for a truly remarkable experience.
Hardshore Distilling Company is a different kind of distillery. We don't obsess about what the other guys (and girls) are doing. We obsess about what they're not doing. We are only interested in making spirits that have a purpose on the bar shelf, not just imitating the greats who have already earned their place there. We are constantly trying to coax new tastes and textures out of anything we can fit in our stills (and with a 1,200-liter Arnold Holstein still, we can fit a lot). We almost never rule anything out before we've attempted to distill it at least once. Sometimes once is clearly enough. Other times, a change in technique with the same botanical can produce a very different result.
Leafy notes of fresh rosemary and mint upfront, supported by orris root (iris), coriander and, or course, bold Tuscan juniper