Scapegrace Gin begins with the finest Kiwi water in the land. New Zealand-based Scapegrace Distillery builds its namesake liquors from the glacial waters of the Southern Alps of New Zealand - bodies the company claims have 80 years of filtration under their belt, and are filled by rain and snow that, thanks to New Zealand's unique geography, doesn't fall from clouds "passing over land masses belching out car fumes and agricultural enhancers."
From there Scapegrace Gin, like many of its boozy counterparts, is all about the botanicals. With 3 different aromatic takes to choose from, Scapegrace Gins range from a "citrus and super smooth" Classic to a circus of offbeat flavors, and a decidedly offbeat natural color, in the Scapegrace Black. The latter extracts from the likes of aronia berry, saffron, pineapple, butterfly pea, and sweet potato. And to take wild to wilder, the Black gin's standard shade of black morphs to shades of red and purple when you use it to mix up a G & T.
Scapegrace's Gold 57% is the last in its current gin trio, an award winner for Best London Dry Gin at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits competition. The Navy Strength liquor sticks with a citrus profile, layering orange, lemon, and tangerine into a "perfect friction between complexity and balance.