PRAIRIE SENTINEL BARREL SPICE GIN
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Moonshining was a lucrative enterprise during Alberta’s prohibition period. Territorial rivalries amongst “shiners” prompted some to add spices and flavours to create demand for their own brand. Local rum-runners would transport “tanglefoot” by rail in oak barrels, often issuing bribes or threats to ensure safe conveyance of these coveted spirits. This era is the inspiration behind our Barrel Spice Distilled Gin, respectfully crafted with period-specific botanicals and spices before being charred oak barrel rested. Tasting notes: A spice-forward culmination of nutmeg, clove, ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, vanilla, star anise, espresso, sarsaparilla, oak and smoke from barrel resting and some malted barley sweetness with a peppery juniper finish.