Hotaling & Co. was established in 1993 and is credited for bringing back copper pot distilling to gin & rye whiskey within the US with the creation of Junipero Gin and Old Potrero Rye Whiskey. Hotaling & Co. are creators and curators of artisanal brands of unmatched character and quality. Since 2010, the brand has been owned by Tony Foglio and Berry Brothers & Rudd. They have expanded beyond production in San Francisco to import a collection of super-premium artisanal spirits from around the world.
The company’s keen eye for top-quality spirits was showcased at the 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards when Junipero Gin was awarded a gold medal for its fantastic showing and a score of 95 points. The first of its kind, Junipero Gin was born in 1996. The team was committed to elevating juniper and citrus flavors. Distilled in a small copper pot still, Junipero Gin is still made by hand in San Francisco. The nose of Junipero Gin has a strong juniper core and is crisp with citrus notes and herbal complexity.
The palate has a big forefront of juniper. The gin has notes of lemon peel, cardamom and lemongrass. The beautiful and unique profile of Junipero Gin stands up in a variety of cocktails including the Bianco Negroni. Here’s how you can mix up the Bianco Negroni.
- 1 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
- 1 oz. Junipero Gin
- 1 oz. dry vermouth
- Grapefruit twist for garnish
Fill a beaker with ice. Add all ingredients except garnish to the beaker and stir lightly. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Today, the Hotaling & Co. name is associated with some of the best brands in the world. They bring a host of top shelf spirits to American shores. Apart from the award-winning Junipero Gin, the Hotaling & Co. list also includes brands like The Irishman, Writer’s Tears, Severo Tequila, Dingle, Luxardo, Mekhong Rum and more. They also have a few non-alcoholic and canned cocktail brands in their lineup.
Hotaling & Co. has helped people get a taste of fine drinking through their brands. The journey that started in 1993 has come forward leaps and bounds with the name becoming synonymous with top of the line brands.
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