Virginia Beach’s Tarnished Truth Distillery announced the addition of Fourth Handle Gin to its portfolio—a bold Coastal American Gin that can be served on the rocks or mixed in cocktails. Fourth Handle Gin officially launches to coincide with World Gin Day on June 8.
Tarnished Truth is the only distillery in the U.S. located inside a hotel: the historic Cavalier Hotel in Coastal Virginia. Fourth Handle Gin is named after the Cavalier Hotel’s original bathtubs that date back to the early 1900s when the tubs had four handles, with one running salt water straight from the Atlantic. It is also rumored that hotel staff used to make gin in the bathtubs during prohibition.
Fourth Handle Gin (88 proof/44 percent ABV) is distilled by macerating juniper berries and imparting flavors of rose petals, orange and grapefruit peels, cucumber, grains of paradise, cubeb berries and coriander through a gin basket on a copper still. Originally distilled at 145 proof, Fourth Handle Gin has a distinct yet subtle piney nose with floral notes and hints of citrus and tasting notes of lavender, rose, spice, coriander, sweet cucumber, grapefruit and orange.
Fourth Handle Gin is available for purchase at the Tarnished Truth Distillery for $38.49 per 750-milliliter bottle.