Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits is your destination for spirits. Check out our selection of gins including some local favorites and new additions. We have London Dry, Plymouth, Old Tom, Genever, and some modern twists on old varieties.
Local gin from Roxbury
A locally made Classic Dry Gin made with the unique addition of eastern white pine and other botanicals inspired by the fields and forests around Mine Hill in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Roxbury-based Mine HIll distills their own base spirit and use a traditional gin basket to vapor infuse a gin that is unusually smooth.
Litchfield Distillery in Bantam, Connecticut uses select botanicals, masterfully balanced to create their Batchers’ Gin. This local gin is slightly on the sweet side, however still retains a classic juniper signature with citrus overtones. The result is a very smooth spirit with an evolving, crisp finish. It’s martini-grade; serve it neat or in mixed drinks. Bottled at 86 proof.
Conceived and made in Weston, Connecticut, this local gin has a refreshing taste is distinct from other gins and spirits. Fresh hand-peeled grapefruit peel, fresh jasmine flowers, two junipers and six other botanicals, each individually distilled and then blended, makes a unique and distinct gin. The citrus notes pair perfectly with the juniper’s balance and the spicy notes which reveals a smooth gin with a long-lasting finish.
Infused with rose and cucumber
Hendrick's is an unusual gin created from eleven fine botanicals. The curious, yet marvelous, infusions of rose & cucumber imbue the spirit with its uniquely balanced flavor resulting in an impeccably smooth distinct gin.
Raw Honey for a hint of sweetness
Barr Hill Gin, made in Vermont, has perfected the use of raw honey in the distillery, capturing the countless botanicals foraged by honey bees into a bottle of gin. The juniper-forward botanicals are brought to a perfect balance by the floral depth of the raw honey. The results of this Old Tom style gin are distinctive and unparalleled because the local honey in Vermont takes on seasonal flavors based on what flowers the bees are sipping from.
Unique blue color
A unique gin that pairs traditional juniper notes of a London Dry with a modern flavor profile, Empress 1908 has a distinct indigo hue. The hue changes to bright lavender, soft pink, or fuchsia depending on the mix. Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 is inspired by the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. On top of traditional botanicals, a signature blend of black tea served at the Empress Hotel is added.
Find these gins and more at any of our 4 Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits locations in Bethel, Danbury, Wilton and Ridgefield.
Gin Cocktail Recipes
- 1.5 oz. Empress 1908 Gin
- 3 oz. White Cranberry Juice
- Sparkling Wine
- Kiwi, Berries, Mint Leaves
Build ingredients in a stemless wine glass. Top with sparkling wine, and lightly stir. Garnish with kiwi slices (skin removed), berries, and a mint leaf.
Courtesy of Empress 1908 Gin
Raspberry Sherry Martini
- 2.5 oz. The Botanist Gin
- .5 oz. Fino Sherry
- .5 oz. Raspberry Honey water
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass
Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled
Strain into a chilled martini glass of your choice
Garnish with pickled or fresh raspberry
Instructions for the Raspberry Honey Water
8.5 oz. Raw Honey
8.5 oz. Freshly Boiled Water
1 cup Raspberries
Combine everything in a mason jar
Shake well and leave for 4 hours
Courtesy of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin