Not fake news: Village Garage Distillery launching Fable Gin on Friday | Local News

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BENNINGTON – Bennington is known for a great story or two – whether it’s John Stark admonishing his men with inspiration from his beloved Molly, strange creatures haunting Glastenbury Mountain or Shirley Jackson bringing a haunted house.

This particular story? It starts on Depot Street and travels to Saint Albans and back before landing in a glass.

Fable Gin, the first limited-release spirit offered by Village Garage Distillery, gets its official launch Friday with an afternoon and evening of music, food, cocktails and fun.

Between noon and 3 p.m., Village Garage will offer food specials, drink specials, including Fable Gin-based cocktails and music by Ray Gifford. There will also be a raffle in which bottles 1, 2 and 3 of the release — of which only 586 bottles are sold, for $47.70 including tax — will be up for grabs.

The party starts again Friday night with Nashville singer-songwriter and Bennington native Carly Rogers starting at 8:30 p.m.

What is the story of Village Fable? As distiller Ryan Scheswohl explained, it’s a collaboration with Vermont and “a bit of a complicated process.”

The spirit begins with St. Albans-based Village Garage Gin and Groennfell Meadery’s Winter Warmer Spiced Blood Orange Mead. The gin was distilled and aged in barrels at the Village Garage, while Groennfell Meadery aged its Winter Warmer mead – made with blood oranges, Vermont honey and spices such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla – in oak bourbon casks that Village Garage shared with the mead.

The oak barrels have absorbed all those flavors and aromas from the mead. When the casks returned to Bennington, the gin came in, giving it “all the lovely flavors of the wood itself,” Scheswohl said.

The gin was then finished in barrel at Bennington, with an infusion of local honey as part of the 94 proof barrel proof blend sold in the bottle.

As for the results? Blood orange is at the top of the tasting profile, and winter spices reveal themselves on the finish. It is certainly complex; A second or third sip as it warms reveals more spice notes. And there is a feeling of warmth, suitable for the season.

How to use such a complex gin? Scheswohl said it can be enjoyed neat or over ice. For cocktail lovers, the distillery will distribute recipe cards explaining how to make the drinks on the menu.


Not fake news: Village Garage Distillery launching Fable Gin on Friday | Local News

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