Rise of craft cocktail market inspires Town Branch Distillery to produce new Gin with a Kentucky twist

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While Kentucky is known for bourbon, the state’s growth in craft distilleries has cast a spotlight on other locally produced spirits and handcrafted cocktails. Town Branch Distillery is at the forefront of this exciting trend and is set to release Town Branch Gin to round out its portfolio of spirits.

One of the oldest distilled spirits, gin is typically flavored with juniper berries. Town Branch Gin is no different, but in addition to juniper, the distillery adds coriander, nutmeg, orange and lemon peels, and purple coneflower, which is native to the Central Kentucky region. These botanicals offer a clean, bright, refreshing finish. Town Branch Gin lends itself perfectly to a gin and tonic or can be highlighted in craft cocktails such as the Bitter Ginger, created by Jason Bartlett at Bluegrass Tavern in Lexington.

“We are excited to have begun experimenting with our distilled spirits,” said Mark Coffman, master distiller at Town Branch Distillery. “With so many craft distilleries in Kentucky, it is great to collaborate with them on new ideas.”

Alltech is finding success in distilling both at home and abroad. Town Branch Gin is just the first step being taken to expand the spirits lineup from the Lexington distillery. Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in Dublin, Ireland, opened its doors this past June and is already seeing progress with its Pearse Irish Whiskey range and its Ha’Penny Gin.

Town Branch Gin was made available for purchase at the Town Branch Distillery visitors center December 12, and will be moving into full distribution at the beginning of 2018.

Follow the Town Branch Facebook page or on Twitter at @TownBranch_KY for updates, special events and product releases.

For more information about Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, visit www.kentuckyale.com.

From Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company

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