Written By Treve Ring Libations / Spirits Aug 10, 2011 Pemberton Distillery Schramm Gin SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pemberton Distillery Schramm Gin Pemberton, BC$50-55 for 750ml +770628 available at distillery and select private liquor stores Locally, Pemberton is known by another name – Spud Valley. Rightfully renowned for the quality of its potatoes, this small farming community north of Whistler is a world supplier of both seed and high grade table potatoes. And now, home to a premium gin.Pemberton Distillery leapt to the top of the local distillery movement with their Schramm Vodka, and have recently released a sister spirit, Schramm Gin. The recipes were created by Master Distiller, Tyler Schramm, who completed his Masters in Science on the complex art and science of potato vodka distillation. Of course, this all began with the famous spuds. In the summer of 2002, Tyler Schramm and his brother, Jonathan, were discussing possibilities for Jonathan and his wife’s small potato farm in the fertile Pemberton Valley. The brothers realized that Pemberton’s fine potatoes and the pristine glacial waters from the mountain creeks would provide the perfect ingredients for premium spirits. Now, buoyed by a couple of years of critical success with the Vodka, Tyler has perfected and released his gin.Schramm Gin is one of a few rare gins produced using a potato base spirit. Eight organic herbs and botanicals infuse the spirit before completing the gin distillation. Traditional elements like juniper and coriander are included, along with local originals like rosemary and hops. The blend changes with each batch number, as Tyler tinkers with the recipe and the availability and seasonality of ingredients (currently on batch #02). Each batch run yields approximately 250 bottles, and no sugar or colouring agents are added following distillation to preserve the purest essence of the finished spirit. Pemberton is currently the only craft distillery in Canada producing gin from a base spirit that they’ve made themselves, meaning they control the entire production – from mash and fermentation right through to the slow distillation and hand bottling.Remarkably, the terroir of Spud Valley shines through. There is a definitely savoury, earthy element to the Gin, with perfumed rosemary, cinnamon and juniper folded into a feint bitter citrus, cold potatoes, dew-in-the-early-morning freshness. An interesting dusky headiness permeates, leading my mind down a path of savoury cocktail delights. The hefty bottle and catchy label would make a fine addition to any back bar – professional or amateur.Pemberton Distillery has also released a line of artisan extracts and cocktail elixirs, including Artisan Tonic Elixir and Rosemary & Ginger.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsPemberton Distillery Schramm GinRemarkably, the terroir of Pemberton (aka Spud Valley) shines through. There is a definitely savoury, earthy element to the Gin, with perfumed rosemary, cinnamon and juniper folded into a bitter citrus, cold potatoes, dew-in-the-early-morning freshness. An interesting dusky headiness permeates, leading my mind down a path of savoury cocktail delights. GinPembertonSpirit SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.