Midwestern Dry Gin is inspired by the traditional London Dry Gins that famously emphasize the spicy and aromatic character of mature Juniper berries. By selecting only the finest botanicals from around the world, the result is bold, full-flavored Gin with layers of aroma and a complexity of flavor that makes it perfect for sipping on the rocks or ideal for classic cocktails.
They say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. So goes the story of our Midwestern Dry Gin. We always knew if we were going to make a Gin at J. Rieger & Co. it was going to be a traditional London Dry style. The knowledge and skill set to create a perfectly balanced Gin is not something acquired overnight and that’s where friends come into play. One of our partners in the distillery introduced us to his friend Tom Nichol in 2015. When we were first connected to Tom, he was getting ready to retire from his role as Master Distiller of Tanqueray.
He was ready for a passion project and after flying to Kansas City from his hometown in Scotland, meeting our team, and taking a deep dive into the brand we were trying to resurrect, he decided he wanted to join our family. Through constant communication and multiple visits to Kansas City each year, Tom is bestowing his lifetime of Gin distilling knowledge on our Head Distiller Nathan Perry. Our Midwestern Dry Gin is the culmination of Tom’s life’s work.