The United States is getting a reputation for good gin. Here are some regional distilleries helping the cause.

The United States is getting a reputation for good gin. Here are some regional distilleries helping the cause.


Bluecoat American Dry Gin

Distiller: Philadelphia Distilling

Hometown: Philadelphia

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The contents of that elegant sapphire bottle don't disappoint. Bluecoat's trademark taste comes from a special blend of organic juniper berries, and it has set the standard for American dry gin.


Leopold's American Small Batch Gin

Distiller: Leopold Bros.

Hometown: Denver

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The Leopold brothers were made for making gin. Todd was educated in alcohol production, while Scott earned degrees in manufacturing. Together, they brew top-quality alcohol with environmentally sustainable methods.


No. 209

Distiller: Distillery No. 209

Hometown: San Francisco

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Distillery No. 209 has a rather bizarre history that spans more than 100 years. The most recent chapter takes place on San Fran's Pier 50, where an elegant elixir is crafted from citrus, juniper, exotic fruit and spices. It's distilled five times for maximum purity.


Distiller's Gin No. 6

Distiller: North Shore Distillery

Hometown: Lake Bluff, Illinois

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A husband-and-wife team operates this distillery, which is making waves in the Midwest with gin, vodka, absinthe and other adult treats. After being dosed with familiar spices, the No. 6 is seasoned with lemon zest and lavender blossoms.