South Kingstown’s Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. debuted its True Born Gin line in May at the Eat Drink RI Festival. The gin, which was in part chosen from a consumer taste-tasting event at the distillery last month, is described as a “redefinition of the category,” as the spirit is an expression distilled from craft beer styles. The Belgian Wheat Act, the first expression in the line, is a Genever-style gin distilled from a Belgian wheat beer. The gin starts with a Belgian wheat mash composed of barley, wheat and oats. That mash is infused with coriander, sweet orange peel, lemongrass, cascade and chinook hops. The same botanicals are then vapor infused into the spirit with the addition of juniper berries. The gin is then distilled four times, never above 160 proof. The Belgian Wheat Act True Born Gin is now available in the state from Horizon Beverage, Origin Division.
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