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Author: Homa Khugyani

Goodgollymixmolly & Gin Farallon Collaboration

Previous Next Recently we had the pleasure of collaborating with our friend Molly to formulate and promote some unique new Gin Farallon Holy Wood & Cask recipes for everyone to enjoy. We provided her with the gin; she provided everything else. We continue to be so impressed with her artistic touch, professionalism and attention to detail that we wanted to feature her on our blog and share what made our collaboration not just good, but truly amazing. Before we get […]

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The Botanical Magic of Gin

Craft distilling has seen a surge of creative growth in the last decade, and gin is among the main spirit categories experiencing this boom. Gin production relies heavily on juniper and other botanicals to create the category’s signature flavors. There are two basic methods used to make gin: There’s compounded gin, which is made by soaking raw botanicals in a high-proof base spirit. And then there is distilled gin, which is far costlier and labor intensive to produce, but is […]

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Ebra Gin: Distilled at Coastal Spirits

At Coastal Spirits we help brand owners craft their product through our contract distilling option. One of our hottest products produced currently is Ebra Gin. Over the past few years, we have been working closely with brand owner Caitlyn Krug to bring her idea of a Spanish-inspired gin to life. Ebra was an opportunity to create a grape-based gin that focuses on floral and citrus notes using varieties of botanical ingredients, two of the most important being violet and orris […]

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Farallon in the news: High praise for Holy Wood

Gin Farallon Holy Wood & Cask enjoyed some high praise recently from noted drinks and travel writer Virginia Miller. Published January 18, 2021, in Distiller Magazine, her monthly new release column features a handful of noteworthy spirits with taste ratings. Most importantly, the column is less about tasting notes, focusing more on uniqueness and trends. Mentioned are the distinctive qualities of each spirit and what makes them a must-have.   Barrel-aged gins, Miller says, are ideal for winter given their warm and woody […]

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Uncorked Corner: Balancing Botanicals and Drinking Gin

We had the opportunity to collaborate with our friends at Uncorked Corner on their unique podcast this month on the episode “Balancing Botanicals and Drinking Gin.” Uncorked Corner is a community for people to come together over good food and fine wine — cherishing the idea of enjoying a great meal and recognizing makers and tastes from all around the globe. They have a passion for giving craft and local food and beverage artisans a platform to share their products, […]

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Gin Farallon Exclusive: Interview with Award-Winning Distiller Brad Plummer

An exclusive insight into the mind of Gin Farallon’s founder and Master Distiller Brad Plummer. As a distillation and production expert, Brad Plummer is a total gin wizard with something of a love affair with botanicals. From exploring different gin expressions to experimenting with new techniques and formulas, he tells us why gin production is both difficult and rewarding. Hi Brad, can you tell me a little about yourself? I grew up in the 70s and 80s in Arkansas, where […]

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Los Farallones: Brand Name Origins

Why Farallon? The San Francisco Coast is renowned for its wild, murky waters, with strong tidal currents and enormous waves pounding the shoreline. In the distance, when the infamous coastal fog clears, the jagged silhouette of the South Farallon Islands sits on the horizon. It is this rugged and remote island chain within the Gulf of the Farallones that inspired the name Gin Farallon.  The weathered cliffs of these islands lie almost 30 miles out into the Pacific. Currently a […]

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The Wait is Over: Coastal Spirits Distilling’s Gin Farallon Blackfruit and Holy Wood & Cask Have Officially Landed

2020 has been such an unfortunate year of hard work and dashed expectations for so many families and businesses, including for us at Coastal Spirits Distilling. We started the year with high hopes, officially launching our two newest gin expressions, both of which were years in the making: Gin Farallon Blackfruit, and Holy Wood & Cask. And then almost immediately after releasing the first bottles, Holy Wood took home a coveted Gold medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits […]

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