San Francisco Gin Gets Personal

Whether you are an amateur or a die-hard gin drinker, San Francisco–based Distillery No. 209’s new series of monthly tastings will inspire your palate. During this unique tasting event, titled the No. 209 Gin Experience ($25 per person), a guest mixologist helps participants understand and develop their gin preferences based on a lineup of cocktail tastings as well as their personality traits.

In addition to the tasting, 209’s master distiller takes guests on a tour of the 4,000-square-foot facility, on which they learn the history and some of the secrets behind No. 209 gin’s distinct flavor. Topics include botanical selection—the nine to 12 spices used in 209’s recipe—single shot distillation, in which only the most pure portion of distillation is used, and the 25-foot copper alembic pot, where distillation takes place for nearly 11 hours. (415.369.0209, www.209gin.com)

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