The “revolutionary” small batch gin, called McQueen and the Violet Fog, contains 21 botanicals and is made in the hills of Jundiaí, Brazil. The brand is made from a “unique” distillation method, whereby two techniques are combined into a single distillation process. The gin is produced in 500-liter batches.
First, 15 botanicals are macerated in a neutral sugarcane spirit to extract flavor compounds and essential oils. Then, six additional botanicals are infused into the gin via vapor infusion through a copper basket.
Along with classic gin notes of juniper, citrus and flower, the gin’s six ingredients include handpicked basil leaves from India, Portuguese rosemary, Mediterranean fennel seed, calamansi from the South Pacific, star anise native to Vietnam, and acai locally grown in Brazil.
The gin takes its name from a poem of the same name, which recounts a meeting with a mysterious rock band. The poem’s final two stanzas can be seen on the back of the bottle. The glass bottle features embossed details and foil stamping. A crowned eye logo in metallic copper is a nod to the traditional pot stills used to make the gin.