Tellicherry Peppercorns are highlighted in this bold, yet sophisticated gin. Select botanicals and Alberta Rye sourced from local farmers sets the stage for this incredibly flavourful expression of gin.
When we set out to create this spirit we sourced a variety of peppercorn types. Our goal? To gain a fuller understanding of this spice and its potential.
The depth of flavour was an overwhelmingly eye opening experience. We quickly realized that “not all peppercorns are the same!” So to get this right; we were going to need a little help.
Impressed with his knowledge of all things pepper, as well as the direct relationship he has with farmers in India using sustainable practices, we opened up a dialog with Scott Eirinberg “The reluctant trading experiment”. We are now importing his Tellicherry peppercorns and are amazed at what it has done for this gin.
Some stuff you probably didn’t know about Tellicherry peppercorns (We sure didn’t).
Tellicherry’s are left on the vine longer so they develop a deep, rich flavour. Considered the finest pepper in the world, these extra-large berries come from the peppercorn jungles of Kerala, India.
The Tellicherry Peppercorns chosen for our RAW Peppercorn Gin are bursting with RAW flavour. Like an aged wine fresh Tellicherry’s display complex notes of citrus and fruit, medium heat, with a balanced finish.
Playing with the intense flavours of this spice has become a passion for us. We set out not only to make a gin, but to display Tellicherry peppercorns. We are proud of the efforts many people have taken to put this product on Alberta shelves.
Alberta grown Rye sourced locally sets the stage for RAW Peppercorn Gin. lending an earthy spiciness that complements the deep flavour of the Tellicherry peppercorns.
Our distillation harmoniously balances the bold flavours of Tellicherry Peppercorns with select botanicals. This gin proudly pushes every boundary of what you thought Gin was.
Cocktails where a pepper flavour is desired is how RAW Peppercorn Gin is best used. A RAW Peppercorn Gin and Clamato are a must try.
To learn more about “the Reluctant trading experiment” please visit their website
The story of how I ended up in the spice business. Pepper, sea salt, modern spice mills and more available at ReluctantTrading.com.
Posted by The Reluctant Trading Experiment on Saturday, February 28, 2015