Averell Damson Plum Gin Liqueur
The Damson plum, an ancient fruit, was introduced throughout Europe by the Crusaders and brought to American shores by early New World settlers. Over time, the small, crimson plums have become rare, losing popularity to larger and sweeter varieties. However, the Damson is the spiciest and most tart of all plums, making it a prized ingredient for culinary enthusiasts. During New York State's Fall Damson harvest, we barrel press the plums to extract the juice along with the rich color of the skins and unite this with our small-batch American gin. The resulting spirit offers sweet aromas of berry, plum and spice that lead to a tart, full flavored palate. Rich, concentrated notes of fresh fruit linger on the finish.