House of Naan welcomed United States Bartenders’ Guild Connecticut (USBG CT) chapter members and Erin Henning from Vertical Spirits for the Nautical Gin brand education session on January 23. Henning, the on-premise key account manager at Vertical Spirits, educated the trade group on the gin-making distillation and production process and showcased the brand for cocktail creations. Roger Gross, USBG CT member and bartender at House of Naan created a variety of cocktails featuring the gin with flavors including mint and turmeric, chai tea and lemon, to show the versatility of the spirit. Nautical Gin is Vertical Spirits’ first product launch and is produced in Nashua, New Hampshire. The gin is infused with 15 botanicals including Pacific kombu, juniper berries, cinnamon, rosehips, coriander seeds, spearmint, lemon grass, angelica root, orange peel, orris root, lemon peel, cubeb, allspice, elderberry and black pepper. Nautical Gin is distributed in Connecticut via Hartley & Parker.