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Best Of The Best 2006: Winning Number

Anthony Dias Blue

San Francisco’s South Beach waterfront district has been a hotbed of activity for the past few years: It is home to the Giants’ AT&T Park, wonderful restaurants, some of the city’s most desirable Bay Bridge–view condominiums, and, now, a gin distillery. Housed in a warehouse on Pier 50, Distillery 209 is owned by Leslie Rudd, proprietor of Rudd Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley and of Dean & DeLuca. No. 209 Gin, which Scotsman Colin MacPhail makes in a classic swan-neck still, has a nose redolent of juniper, a velvety texture, and a palate of spicy-peppery flavors, with distinct notes of orris and angelica.

Distillery No. 209
($38)
www.209gin.com

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