BUMMER & LAZARUS GIN
Made from 100% California grapes then is distilled with juniper berries, orris root, coriander seed, angelica root, bitter orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon bark, and licorice root. A well balanced, flavorful gin with hints of citrus and floral notes with a spicy finish.
taste profileFloral, Citrus, Spicy
master distillerCarter Raff
notable cocktail useGimlet, Ginger Beer Collins, Negroni, Martini or on the rocks as a sipper
botanicalsJuniper Berries, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Coriander Seed, Lemon Peel, Bitter Orange Peel, Cinnamon Bark, and Licorice Root
Base100% California grapes
water sourceHetch Hetchy (Yosemite)
distillation650 gallon hybrid still
alcohol92 Proof / 46%
THE STORY OF BUMMER & LAZARUS
“Two dogs with but a single bark, two tails that wagged as one.”
Bummer & Lazarus were two stray dogs that roamed the streets of San Francisco in the 1860’s. They became famous for their expertise at killing rats that infested the city in those days & for their unique bond of friendship. Newspapers regularly reported their escapades around town. When Lazarus died in October 1863, The Daily Evening Bulletin ran a lengthy obituary entitled “Lament for Lazarus,” while 30,000 people attended his funeral.
Bummer died two years later and Mark Twain, then a young reporter, wrote a characteristically wry obituary in which he said, “Bummer had died “full of years and honor, and disease, and fleas.” The Bulletin referred to both dogs as “two dogs with buta single bark, two tails that wagged as one.”