FARMER'S RESERVE STRENGTH GIN
Farmer’s Reserve Strength Gin Produced Farm To Glass In Idaho Launching In Select Export Markets
Chatham Imports is launching Farmer’s Reserve Strength Gin produced in partnership with a family farm and a world-class distillery, both located in Idaho.
A bit bolder than our Organic Gin offering, Farmer’s Reserve Strength Gin is made in small batches from carefully selected botanicals and the purest non-GMO grains. Its remarkably balanced selection of botanicals include juniper, elderflower, lemongrass, coriander, and angelica root, which provide a rich complexity. Unlike Farmer's Organic Gin, it is not infused with hemp seed.
Farmer’s Reserve Strength Gin is made entirely in Idaho. Wheat grown at 1,000 Springs Mill Farm in Buhl is sent to Distilled Resources in Rigby, where the grain is fermented and distilled into a pristine base spirit that is then steeped in botanicals.
At the helm of 1,000 Springs Mill Farm is 3rd generation family farmer Tim Cornie. “I’m grateful to the Farmer’s Gin people for their desire to support our mission to make quality food accessible to all. I appreciate their trusting us to supply the wheat used to create this outstanding gin,” said Cornie.
“We can go from wheat to a finished bottle of Farmer’s Gin in six days while using water drawn exclusively from our well in the Snake River Aquifer,” said Gray Ottley, Distiller & President of Distilled Resources. “After over 34 years in business, we found that the quality of the agricultural material – most notably the wheat as well as the remarkable botanicals we select – is by far one of the most important parts of creating a premium gin. We pride ourselves on working closely with local farmers. Tim Cornie and his partner Kurt Mason are committed to growing exceptional grain by using their modern and responsible farming methods to achieve the highest quality possible,” remarked Ottley.
Chatham Imports President Joseph J. Magliocco commented, “In our 15 years of selling spirits, the Chatham team has never been more excited about offering one. To have the opportunity to work with extraordinary farmers Tim Cornie and Kurt Mason, who grow exceptional grain, and a truly gifted distiller like Gray Ottley is a dream come true. We think that the result of this collaboration is a wonderful gin with unique flavor that sets it apart.”
Farmer’s Reserve Strength Gin is bottled at 95.6 Proof (47.8% Alc./Vol.) and is available for a suggested retail price of $34.99.
About Chatham Imports
Headquartered in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Chatham represents a portfolio of quality-focused spirits, wine, and beer labels. In addition to Farmer’s Gin, Chatham’s spirits brands include Michter’s American Whiskey and its Legacy Series consisting of Bomberger’s Declaration Bourbon and Shenk’s Homestead Sour Mash, Los Siete Misterios Mezcal, Crop Harvest Earth Organic Vodka, Foro Amaro and Vermouth, Martí Autentico Rum, and Faretti Biscotti Liqueur. Chatham’s wine offerings are led by Santa Marina and Tuffo, while the portfolio is rounded out with New Amsterdam Beer. Chatham’s subsidiaries include Michter’s Shively and Michter’s Fort Nelson distilleries in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as Michter’s 205-acre farm and operations in Springfield, Kentucky. Chatham products are sold in all 50 United States as well as approximately 65 foreign markets spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.chathamimports.com.
About 1,000 Springs Mill Farm
Locally owned 1000 Springs Mill Farm in Buhl, Idaho is a non-GMO farming organization and food producer. Owners Tim Cornie and Kurt Mason as well as their team grow USDA-certified organic wheat, beans and other crops that they package into their own nutrition bars, cereals, and other products sold under the 1,000 Springs Mill Farm brand. The Mason and Cornie families have been farming in Idaho’s Magic Valley for three generations. They are regarded as pioneer partners in the local organic farming movement due to their focus on responsible and renewable methods. For more information, please visit www.1000springsmill.com.
About Distilled Resources, Inc.
Led by Founder & Distiller Gray Ottley, Distilled Resources, Inc. (DRINC) is an Idaho corporation that has produced super premium beverage vodkas and gins since 1988. Founded around processing the famous Idaho® Potato, Distilled Resources became the first distillery in the United States to be certified organic in 1999, prior to the USDA establishment of the National Organic Program (NOP) in 2000. DRINC uses a proprietary batch fermentation and continuous fractional distillation four-column system for highly engineered control over the quality of the finished organic spirits. Today DRINC is a farm to bottle partner for premium brands able to produce certified organic wheat spirits within a 300 foot distillery radius for complete control over all aspects of quality and ultimate taste. For more information, please visit www.waytogoidaho.com.