Seven Caves’ gins begin as case studies in the finest botanicals available in our great state, and beyond. The base of every great gin is the alcohol upon which we create the building blocks of our gin. Like all of our spirits at Seven Caves, we make it all in house, from raw grain to your glass.
We then seek out to find inspiration for each batch of gin and create a single, limited run of gin based on these inspirations. Think of walking in the middle of an orange orchard when in full bloom, or the smell of the freshest mints you can imagine, or a spicy, piney fragrant juniper. When something like this jumps out at us, then, and only then, are we going to make gin.
Our batches are extremely small, yielding a very small number of bottles in each on. We bottle most of our gin in the smaller 375ml size because we believe these gins are best consumed fresh. Since we use only the freshest and best possible ingredients at their peak, every batch will be different.
For our first Gin, appropriately nicknamed Seven Caves Gin ‘One’, our inspiration comes from the incredible citrus and fragrant mints now in season in San Diego. While we have a fair amount of juniper in the botanical profile, we add to it a staggering array of fresh lemons, limes, multiple varieties of mint and many other surprising, delicious flavors.
The end result is a amazingly fragrant, complex gin that is made to be enjoyed simply with ice, or possibly crafted into a simply gimlet. It also makes a stunning variant on a mojito! In short, this is unlike any gin you’ve tried before. We aim to keep it that way.
And we aren't alone in our love of this gin. Seven Caves Gin 'One' was recently honored as a Double Gold Medal winner (Gold Medal Gin, Best Terrior Gin) at the prestigious Distilled Competition.