District Distilling Company
WildJune is for the Wild at Heart. This premium craft gin boasts 11 botanicals including wild Red Berry Junipers foraged from the West Texas Mountains. This gin is for the adventurer in all of us.
Type: Western Style Gin
Bottle size: 70cl
Alcohol: 45% /Volume
Batch number: 4
Botanicals: West Texas Red Berry Juniper (wild foraged), Common Juniper, Coriander, Orange peel, Lemon peel, Hops, Saigon cinnamon, Angelica, Orris root, White pepper, Lemon balm
Base: Corridor Vodka (80% rye, 20% malted barley distilled through our 42 plate hybrid pot still at District Distilling)
Tasting Notes: The rugged Red Berry Juniper carefully foraged in West Texas coupled with cinnamon and hops gives this unusual gin its exceptional flavour. Aromas of vanilla, caramel and rye spices follow through onto the palate. Bold, complex yet subtle and seductive. Delicious served straight over ice, yet with versatility to animate an array of exceptional cocktails.
DC Gin Distillery of the Year
New York International Spirits Competition (2016)
Wild Juniper Foraging - Davis Mountains
In the News
Can American juniper berries give gin terroir?
Gin tastes like juniper, and all juniper is the same, right? Not so much... “Among producers in the gin world, juniper provenance is becoming an increasingly important thing to consider," says Matt Strickland, head distiller at Washington, D.C.'s District Distilling Co., a distillery, bar and restaurant. As with the types of grapes used for wine making in different regions of the world, juniper can also reflect a sense of place.
Does a Biologist Forage Juniper for Your Gin?
A DC distillery that has created their craft gin program around native botanicals from Texas? Yes, that would be District Distilling on the corner of 14th and U Streets NW. Unique in the gin industry? Yes, again. "99% of gins are made from the common juniper which is harvested in Europe," explains District Distilling's co-owner Molly Cummings, who also happens to be a biology professor at the University of Texas and Forager-in-chief for District Distilling. She emphasizes to us, "Really, no other distillery is foraging at this level. We've made a pretty intense commitment to harvesting U.S. juniper, so it's likely we'll keep standing out in the in the spirits industry."
District Distilling Co.’s New Gin Embraces the Forager Trend
Chefs foraging for ingredients has become commonplace, especially during ramp season. It’s much rarer for distillers to collect materials in the wild, which is what makes District Distilling Co.‘s new spirit so intriguing.
Where to find WildJune
DC, Maryland & Delaware
Quality liquor stores in the area.
We are distributed by Opici Family Distributing.
Sate wide: Total Wine & More.
Austin: Spec’s Wine & Spirits (Austin & Houston), The Austin Shaker, The Austin Wine Merchant, South Lamar Wine & Spirits, Urban Wine + Liquor, Wiggy’s
// Head Distiller
Matthew has extensive brewing, distilling and winemaking experience. He holds an MS in Food Science and Technology (fermentation science) from Oregon State University. Matt is a faculty member of the Distilled Spirits Epicenter, he is regularly a judge on panels for the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) awards, and he is the only U.S. member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s Board of Examiners for distilling.
// Wild Forager
Molly is a Biology Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and co-owner of District Distilling Company in Washington, DC. She brings her field and biological expertise to the craft of foraging all of the unique junipers featured in District Distilling Company’s award-winning gins (Alligator junipers in Checkerbark and Barrel Rested Checkerbark; and Red Berry Junipers in WildJune).