Official Brand Overview
Released July 2016, Brandywine Branch Distillers’ inaugural portfolio, The Revivalist Gin™, includes four unique and handcrafted expressions: Equinox, Summertide, Harvest, and Solstice. Created by Riannon Walsh, Managing Director of Production and Master Blender at Brandywine Branch Distillers, each grain to bottle gin is distinctive yet exceptionally approachable. The gins are refined, full flavored spirits designed to be enjoyed in cocktails as well as sipped like fine whiskey. The gins however, are not designed to be enjoyed only in the season after which they are named, nor will they will be released seasonally. Rather, Riannon, has created a year-round portfolio that reflects different taste profiles and echoes the natural progression of the seasons, their scents, and flavors, in order to offer something for every palate. Designed to sip, stir, and create, The Revivalist Gins™ are the result of decades of craft spirits experience, a gift from the Master Blender and born from a singular distillery. Produced exclusively at the distillery utilizing hands on methods, each expression is made from barley and wheat grains fermented in custom built Douglas Fir washbacks. Each single batch is run through a series of hand hammered CARL copper stills to achieve the perfect base spirit for each expression. Botanicals are carefully selected, composed and macerated with each gin having a base of juniper, angelica and coriander. The subsequent addition of widely varying botanical combinations is what achieves the four distinct expressions: Equinox has notes of citrus mélange, a touch of mint and meadowsweet with hyssop to finish; Summertide whispers of jasmine, rose, meadowsweet and cooling citrus; Harvest offers aromas of lemon, nutmeg, cinnamon, elderflower, orange and clove; Solstice exhibits infusions of dried cherry, anise, orange peel and ginger and is barrel rested in French Oak Barrels. All four expressions are hand bottled and labeled on site. Designed with both the bartender and the consumer in mind, The Revivalist Gin™ bottle are as versatile as the spirit inside. For the bartender, the embossing and “collar” at the shoulder allows one to grasp the bottle, wet or dry, without fear of it slipping during pours. The stunning artwork on the labels is visually compelling, designed to be different and call out to consumers as they walk by shop shelves or view the back bar at their favorite drinking den. The Mandalas on Summertide and Harvest are the creation of Pennsylvania artist, Mary Lou Dallam, while the graphics on Solstice and Equinox are a combination of medieval artwork from The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, fine art from the California artist Erika Schmitt Michelis and local Brandywine Valley engravings, integrated by Arthur Bromley, Brandywine Branch Distiller’s Director of Design Possibilities. All four expressions are hand labeled & bottled on site.