I love my wine and champagne, but every now and then, I enjoy having a glass of something a little bit harder such as Spirits. Whether you enjoy using liquor to make mixed drinks or enjoying the taste straight, you’re going to want to keep reading.
Follow along below to see The Best Spirit Brands I Recommend You Try.
Ada Lovelace Gin
The Family Coppola has hand-crafted one of the best spirit brands right here in California, Ada Lovelace Gin. Paying homage to the English-style gins of Lady Ava Lovelace’s era, this gin is top tier. Inspired by the past, present, and future, you’ll have to try this local gem.
Check out their website here to try the great Ada Lovelace Gin.
Invented by William Grant & Sons at the Girvan distillery in Scotland, Hendricks Gin is that classic spirit for your favorite mixed drinks. This is a great product to have handy whether you’re craving a classic Gin & Tonic, or another mixed cocktail such as a Gin Gimlet (which is my favorite go to cocktail). Check out Hendricks Gin on the website here.
Hendricks Gin even has Gin infused with Cucumber. Perfect for your summer cocktails. If you’re looking for more drinks for the summer, check out my blog post on Best Sparkling Wines.
From the flavors of the juniper berries, Juniper Gin is one of the best spirits to include in your kitchen. This brand is popular in Europe and has one of the finest gin tastes. Check out the website here.
Martin Miller’s Gin
Martin Miller’s Gin is widely recognized as the world’s first ‘super premium’ gin. It has consistently won more awards for excellence in the world’s leading spirit competitions than any other gin in the last 15 years. The highest quality aided by the purest Icelandic water, this classic spirit is a must in your collection. Check out the Martin Miller’s Gin website here.
Add some fruits to enhance the classic and pure gin flavor.
Prohibition Gin recreates the clandestine heritage with unique flavors and botanical ingredients such as wormwood, blood orange, ruby red grapefruit, and ginger root. These all result in a sophisticated and rich taste that will take you on a wild journey. Prohibition Gin received many awards including Royal Australian Spirits Award 2019 and San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019. Check out the website here.
With the motto, “Smoother than a swan’s glide,” this London-based gin is delicious. Sipsmith Gin is beautifully crafted and properly made with care. Check out the Sipsmith website here to get your wonderfully curated spirits. I discovered Sipsmith Gin through a cocktail event I attended with the Supper Club and fell in love….
The Sipsong Indira Gin tells a story with every sip. Aromas of Italian Juniper, lavender, line, Moroccan sweet orange, and a pink peppercorn finish. The Indira Gin has even won the double gold at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Purchase your own bottle of Sipsong on their website here.
The Hanson Family Owned Distillery’s Sonoma Vodka is one of my go-to’s. They make hand-crafted vodka in small bathes from organic grapes, infused with whole organic ingredients. These local brands are just as high-quality as the global brands… lucky for me, it’s close enough to remain stocked in the kitchen.
With a variety of different vodka flavors to choose from, check out the Hanson Family Owned Distillery’s website here.
One of the first 200 distilleries in the country, Sonoma Distilling Company is a pioneer whiskey producer in California and one of the very first in Sonoma wine country. Focusing on its hand-crafted small batch-produced whiskey, from grain-to-glass, using old-school style to create authentic whiskeys. See the Sonoma Distilling Co. to shop their Whiskey here.
Young & Yonder
Young & Yonder is a craft distillery located in downtown Healdsburg, California. The Young & Yonder Vodka is great and perfect for any cocktail since its purely crafted. Check out the Young & Yonder website here.
Try the Young & Yonder Vodka in your Bloody Mary for some great flavor.
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