What’s shakin’ cocktail fans?
Welcome to Episode 228 of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast! This time around, we have the distinct pleasure of sitting down face-to-face with two guests:
- Jewel Murray, General Manager and Creative Director at The Gibson, one of DC’s most illustrious cocktail bars
- Duncan Coltharp, Sales Representative and Cocktail Consultant with Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery in Middleburg, VA.
Our topic, if you couldn’t tell from the episode title, is gin. And not gin in general, but the process of creating and launching a gin from scratch in the year 2022. In a spirits category that seems to have pivoted itself into a blur, how does one create a gin that stands out from the herd? We tackle this question by examining Gin Nouveau, a brand new product from Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery. Eric had the distinct opportunity to watch the creation of this spirit from the ground-up, and we’re excited to try and distill down some of the biggest lessons from the process.