Rob’s Boulder County Gin to Benefit local non-profit, Growing Gardens
Rob’s Mountain Gin is proud to announce the launch of the Boulder County Gin Project to benefit Growing Gardens. Rob Masters’, distiller of Rob’s Mountain Gin, has crafted a limited edition batch entitled Boulder County Gin. The Gin was distilled using 100% neutral spirits from grain and organic herbs grown by Growing Gardens. Additional components of the Gin include juniper berries from Ollin Farms in Niwot and Indian Peaks Spring Water from the glaciers of the Continental Divide. All proceeds from Rob’s Boulder County Gin will benefit Growing Gardens, a local non-profit dedicated to cultivating community through gardening.
“This is definitely not your standard gin. Other then the local Juniper, all the other botanicals are considered non-standard in traditional gins. There’s a nice floral component coming from fresh rosemary and a slight sweetness coming from sweet basil. It is all rounded out with a great “fresh” finish from a Lemon Cucumber infusion after distillation. We wanted to really highlight the great things that were being grown at the gardens and I think we nailed it.” – Rob Masters
Growing Gardens horticulturalist Ben Turner was contacted early in the growing season to participate in the Project, and he advocated that the botanicals for the spirit were sourced from the Growing Gardens’ greenhouse and the Cultiva! fields.
Rob’s Boulder County Gin was released on August 6th, 2011 at the 12th Annual Growing Gardens ¡Cultiva! Harvest Dinner, which took place at the farm where the herbs for the gin were grown. Rob’s Boulder County Gin will be available for purchase at a select number of bars, restaurants and markets in Colorado. Supply is limited, as only one batch was made for this special project.
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About Growing Gardens and ¡Cultiva!
Growing Gardens is a Boulder-based non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating community through gardening. Through its many gardening-based programs, Growing Gardens strives to extend the knowledge circle outward: to other gardeners, to people who want to be gardeners and to people who want to work alongside the organization to build community by working the soil. Cultiva! is a youth-operated, organic-market garden.
Each summer, participants (ages 14-18) plant and nurture a 2-acre garden, harvest the produce weekly to sell at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market and donate a portion of what is harvested to those in need in the local community. Through this project, youth learn to care for and protect the environment, how to operate a small business, and have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities which create positive change for the community, the environment, and youth themselves. To learn more, visit: http://www.growinggardens.org.