The rise of craft cocktails inspires Town Branch master distiller to create Town Branch Gin
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – While Kentucky is known for bourbon, the state’s growth in craft distilleries has cast a spotlight on other locally produced spirits and handcrafted cocktails. Town Branch Distillery is at the forefront of this exciting trend and is set to release Town Branch Gin to round out its portfolio of spirits.
One of the oldest distilled spirits, gin is typically flavored with juniper berries. Town Branch Gin is no different, but in addition to juniper, the distillery adds coriander, nutmeg, orange and lemon peels, and purple coneflower, which is native to the Central Kentucky region. These botanicals offer a clean, bright, refreshing finish. Town Branch Gin lends itself perfectly to a gin and tonic or can be highlighted in craft cocktails such as the Bitter Ginger, created by Jason Bartlett at Bluegrass Tavern in Lexington.
“We are excited to have begun experimenting with our distilled spirits,” said Mark Coffman, master distiller at Town Branch Distillery. “With so many craft distilleries in Kentucky, it is great to collaborate with them on new ideas.”
Alltech is finding success in distilling both at home and abroad. Town Branch Gin is just the first step being taken to expand the spirits lineup from the Lexington distillery. Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in Dublin, Ireland, opened its doors this past June and is already seeing progress with its Pearse Irish Whiskey range and its Ha’Penny Gin.
Town Branch Gin will be available for purchase at the Town Branch Distillery visitors center beginning on December 12, 2017, and will be moving into full distribution at the beginning of 2018.
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For more information about Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., visit www.kentuckyale.com.
Pete Weiss, Marketing Manger
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Town Branch Gin will be available for purchase starting on December 12, 2017 at the Town Branch Distillery visitors center.
About Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company:
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is the producer of award-winning beer and spirits and one of a handful of joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. Since its founding in 2000 by Irish entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, its Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® has grown to become the brewery’s flagship brew, capitalizing on the brewery’s proximity to fresh Kentucky bourbon barrels. Today, the Kentucky Ale family of brews – Kentucky Ale®, Kentucky Kölsch®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout®, Kentucky IPA® and a unique barrel-aged seasonal series – has collected numerous awards. In 2012, the company became part of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail® with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch® Bourbon, Town Branch® Rye, Pearse Lyons Reserve® malt whiskey, Town Branch® Gin and Bluegrass Sundown® bourbon-infused coffee liqueur. For more information, visit kentuckyale.com. For high-resolution photos, visit photos.alltech.com.