Toronto’s Distillery District is actually becoming a hub for distillers again. The historic neighbourhood is already home to the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company and earlier this year Spirit of York started producing small batch gin and vodka in the ‘hood. Now, Mill Street Toronto Beer Hall is getting in on it too.
The Toronto brewery announced today that it’s expanding their portfolio with the release of their first ever Small Batch Gin (40% ABV) made by Mill Street Distiller Martha Lowry.
“Since day one, Mill Street Brewery has been pushing the envelope when it comes to beer by incorporating flavours and hops that you can’t find anywhere else,” says Lowry. “Keeping that legacy in mind, I wanted to create a craft gin that embodied some of the qualities found in our regular beers but also give it a new age twist by combining citrusy, floral flavours for a fresh finish.”
Described as a “refreshing spin on the classic spirit,” the Mill Street Small Batch Gin includes the addition of Citra hops, an ingredient typical of small-batch IPAs and contributes fresh citrus flavours and floral undertones thanks to botanicals like coriander, zested citrus, angelica, liquorice, orris root, rose petals and grains of paradise.
Less than 500 bottles from the first batch are available for sale ($49.95/750 ML bottle) exclusively at the Mill Street Beer Hall located at 21 Tank House Road, where it will also be served neat and G&Ts while supplies last.