Created in 1996 and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, Jun?pero is America’s original craft gin. Jun?pero Gin is made by hand in the classic London dry gin tradition, utilizing more than a dozen botanicals in their natural state in a small copper pot still at the small distillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, making it the first post-Prohibition craft gin distilled in the United States. Jun?pero is not chill-filtered, allowing the botanicals to marry gently and shine through the finished gin, and the higher proof of 98.6% brings forward the flavors in cocktails. The predominant flavor and aroma of a modern gin will always come from juniper (dried berries of the ?common juniper,? juniperus communis), but the wonderful challenge for the distiller is in selecting and blending from a wide variety of additional, exotic botanicals in order to impart a uniquely satisfying, balanced character to the gin, with more in-depth information on these botanicals on page 142. The result is a distinctive, intriguing complexity in Jun?pero Gin that is light, crisp and clean, combining a deep and mysterious spiciness with subtle delicacy. 49.3% ABV ?Smooth, clean and very dry with assertive, classic flavors of juniper and citrus: a martini with one eyebrow raised.? – Eric Asimov, New York Times 94 POINTS | Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016 GOLD MEDAL | Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America 2016