What is it?
Jōcassee Gin is a pot-distilled gin made by the Dark Corner Distillery in Greenville. The liquor was launched in 2016.
The gin earned a silver medal through Tastings International Review of Spirits (blind tasting) and in 2017 took home the bronze medal at the Spirits International Prestige Awards.
What’s the story?
This micro-brewed gin combines some of South Carolina’s quintessential flowers, the magnolia and honeysuckle. The blossoms add a floral note to this spirit with a juniper core.
It is 84 proof with a 42 percent ABV.
What’s the price?
$35-$40 (750 ml)
Who’s selling it?
Call ahead for availability:
Bottles Superstore, Mount Pleasant
Burris Liquors, Charleston
Eagan’s Spirits, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant
Total Wine and More, West Ashley
Locations that have featured it in cocktails:
Bay Street Biergarten
What’s the flavor?
This modern-style gin presents first and foremost with floral notes: magnolia, honeysuckle and even gardenia fragrances percolate though the juniper core.
A citrus finish of both lemon and orange complement the spice of the evergreen juniper.
It's great for gin and tonic, Tom Collins or Bee’s Knees cocktails.
— Deidre Schipani