R GIN is the second in our series of seasonal Pacific Northwest gins.

It is a distilled, slightly smokey, dry gin, which is best when enjoyed with oysters. The Hama Hama Oyster Co. was very generous is letting us smoke the barley for our R Gin in their oyster smoker. They cold-smoked the barley, and the result is a subtle smokey taste.

R Gin is named for the discredited, but lively, old wives’ tale that oysters are best in months with the letter “R.”

We have a limited edition of this R Gin.