Bimini Gin is now widely available throughout California via Craft Spirits Cooperative, a leading San Francisco based distribution and brand building company, which has added Bimini to their portfolio of award-winning spirits. Bimini is an award-winning, handcrafted gin, which draws its inspiration from coastal summers and winter daydreams of warm places such as the Bimini islands, the closest Caribbean islands to the U.S. coast. The location notably inspired Ernest Hemingway’s novel Islands in the Stream.
Founded by husband and wife team Darren Case and Kristina Hansen in 2015, Round Turn Distilling, the home of Bimini Gin, is located on the coast of Maine in the up-and-coming mill town of Biddeford, just south of Portland. Case and Hansen, who also serve as the distillers, have transformed their space in a 150 year-old textile mill into a state-of-the-art distillery.
“Bimini is inspired by bright sunshine, warm breezes and sparkling waves. We wanted to create a gin which would capture the taste of summer vacation all year round,” says Darren Case, founder/owner and Distiller of Bimini Gin and Round Turn Distilling. “Bimini's flavor profile is based on another favorite summer drink, IPA. We chose seven botanicals including hops, grapefruit peel, and toasted barley to create a citrusy gin with big juniper up front and a smooth, clean finish.”
While all gin uses juniper as its primary botanical flavoring, Bimini Gin uses it differently. Juniper berries are often blamed for the pine tree taste that turns many people away from gin altogether. At Round Turn Distilling, the botanicals are separated into groups, each of which is milled and macerated for 2-4 days and distilled separately. By using a packed column with a dephlemagator, the vapor temperature is closely controlled to minimize the juniper’s pine tree notes and maximizes smoothness. This modern distillation process result is a fragrant, smooth tasting gin that is perfectly drinkable neat or with ice or enhanced in a cocktail.
Bimini uses a neutral base spirit made from non-GMO American corn that is distilled four times for exceptional purity, our water originates in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and comes from the Saco River, which flows past Round Turn into the Atlantic Ocean.
Handcrafted by Round Turn Distilling in Biddeford, Maine, a state-of-the-art distillery located
in a 150 year-old textile mill on the coast, Bimini is a Modern American Gin. Bimini Gin is currently
available in the following states: CA, PA, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT. Bimini is available in
750ml and 1.0L bottles, 47% alc/vol. and recently won a Double Gold Medal at the 2017 San Francisco
World Spirits Competition. SRP: $32 for 750ml.