Sheffield, MA (July 14th 2014) – Berkshire Mountain Distillers is set to release the Greylock Gin & Tonic, a ready-to-drink cocktail which will be the newest addition to their line of award-winning craft spirits. BMD’s Greylock Gin & Tonic will be available beginning August 1st 2014 in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia and Massachusetts with releases in additional markets throughout the U.S. over the coming months.
Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Greylock Gin & Tonic is produced and bottled in small batches at BMD’s Sheffield, MA distillery. With this unique, innovative take on pre-mixed cocktails, Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Greylock Gin & Tonic will be the first to offer consumers a handcrafted, ready-to-drink gin and tonic.
The Greylock Gin & Tonic is produced using Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ award-winning Greylock Gin and house-made tonic. BMD’s Greylock Gin is handcrafted in small batches with a proprietary blend of seven botanicals, which is then combined with their house tonic – made from cinchona bark and a unique blend of spices – creating a natural, perfectly tan gin and tonic. “We worked hard to develop a tonic that would truly compliment our Greylock Gin so that each component is distinct yet working synergistically to create an exquisite, ready-to-drink cocktail,” said Chris Weld, owner and founder of Berkshire Mountain Distillers.
Crisp, dry, full and subtly sweet with citrus and floral notes as well as hints of juniper, ginger, allspice and cinchona bark. 13.33% ABV; MSRP: $15 (four 200ml bottles).
ABOUT BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERS
Established in 2007, Berkshire Mountain Distillers (BMD) has created a line of award-winning artisanal spirits including Greylock Gin, Ethereal Gin, Ragged Mountain Rum, Ice Glen Vodka, Berkshire Bourbon, New England Corn Whiskey and Barreled Ethereal Gin, which are currently available throughout the United States. All of BMD’s products are handcrafted in small batches in Sheffield, Massachusetts at the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition. BMD is one of the founding members of the craft distiller movement and is embraced by several of the nation’s leading mixologists. BMD’s spirits have received numerous accolades including Gold Medal Awards from both the Beverage Tasting Institute and San Francisco Spirits Competition. As supporters of the regions family farms and small businesses, BMD uses locally sourced ingredients and water from the distillery’s historic, on site spring to create a truly authentic, artisanal brand. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BMD CLICK HERE.
BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERS’ PRODUCT LIST & DESCRIPTIONS:
Berkshire Bourbon: Handcrafted in small batches using local corn from a farm located just two miles from the distillery. Aged in virgin, American white oak barrels. Tasting Notes: Smooth and balanced with bright notes of spicy rye, vanilla and mature fruit. Lingering finish of caramel and toasted nut. 43% ABV, 750 ml only.
Ragged Mountain Rum: A traditional pot still style rum, handcrafted in small batches. BMD ages the over-proof raw spirit in oak barrels before blending it with water from a historic, on site spring. BMD’s method utilizes finest portion distilled to create a complex, full-bodied rum. DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER – SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION.
New England Corn Whiskey: Handcrafted in small batches using corn sourced from a farm located just two miles from the distillery and aged over oak and cherry wood that is cut, milled and charred by hand on the farm. Tasting Notes: Full-bodied with earthy overtones of grass and cherry fruitwood. Complex with notes of smoke and fig on the finish. 43% ABV, 750ml.
Greylock Gin: Handcrafted in small-batches, BMD’s Greylock Gin, is distilled using a blend of seven botanicals, packed into a gin head suspended over a pot still, which infuses the distillate with its unique essence. This time honored and labor intensive method creates a London dry style gin of exceptional quality. GOLD MEDAL WINNER – SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION. 40% ABV, 750 ml.
Ice Glen Vodka: Handcrafted in small batches, BMD blends its finest, neutral spirit with water from an historic, on site spring, followed by a proprietary charcoal filtering process to create a vodka of exceptional sipping quality. GOLD MEDAL WINNER –BEVERAGE TASTING INSTITUTE.
Ethereal Gin (Limited Edition): Handcrafted in small batches, this is a true gin lover’s gin. BMD’s Ethereal Gin is a limited-edition product. Each batch bares a different label color and varied recipe. Tasting Notes: Balanced and bold flavors with botanical notes. 43% ABV, 750 ml.