The Harvest Expression shows complex spice notes that balance the Juniper nicely. Cinnamon, lemon verbena, Christmas cake and so much more. This has a distinctly bold mouthfeel with notes of Kaffir lime, fresh cut violets and the essence of cloves and burnt orange peel. This is a gin one can actually sip on its own, and would taste great with just a simple dash of bianco vermouth. A straight gin for the "barrel-finished" gin lover, this one is complex enough, yet still refreshingly vivacious!
Brothers Don and Scott Avellino took an interesting approach to that idea and have begun producing seasonally inspired gins to showcase different botanical mixes that each make for a spirit with gusto! The bottlings are appropriately named “The Revivalist.” Given gin’s resurgence in the spirits world, it is a logical place for a small, craft distillery to start. Housed in a converted, restored barn, and nestled around 45 miles west of Philadelphia’s City Center, Brandywine Branch Distillers began making artisan spirits from grain to bottle in 2016. They use a custom built alembic still and have installed fermentation tanks made of local Douglas Fir, definitely modeled on an “old school” operation. Don, Scott, and their team are dedicated to preserving the traditions of craft and producing spirits that discerning drinkers will want to return to time and again.