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Uncle Val’s is a small-batch botanical gin inspired by
Zio Valerio’s love of gardening and native tuscan cuisine. The botanicals are not only Uncle Val’s favorite cooking ingredients, but also happen to make an exceptionally unique and smoothly delicious gin.

the botanicalsjuniper: the quintessential gin ingredient, juniper adds
a dash of that distinctive “gin” taste to Uncle Val’s.

cucumber: adds a cooling effect to the taste, along with subtle freshness cues.

lemon: the citrus zing provides balance amongst the botanicals, along with the added benefit of crispness.

sage: derived from the phrase “to be saved,” sage has been held in high regard throughout history both for it’s culinary and medicinal properties. Helps make you feel more alert, calm
and contented, with the effects lasting.

lavender: historically used for its calming effect,
it reduces stress, aids in sleep.

the tasteUncle Val’s presents a complex and subtly pleasing sensation of flavors. Raise your glass and you’ll notice crisp aromas of sage and juniper. Your first sip will bring out a bright lemon taste, which gives way to a warm, spicy, lavender finish, softened by the coolness of cucumber. Each sip bolsters the botanical flavors, along with a continuous presence of piney juniper.

lava. it’s not just for sacrificial killings.
It does kill impurities though. That’s why Uncle Val's is filtered using carbon and lava rock or pumice, which has a porous density that’s perfect for gin.
full immersion. it’s the only way to.
Like visiting a foreign country and like life, we believe it’s best to just jump in and jump in deep. Same goes for how we infuse botanicals into Uncle Val’s. We use immersion bags (think big tea bags) which steep in the liquid for several hours. Some botanicals stay in longer than others to impart a heavier flavor and aroma.
water is water, right?
Wrong. In fact, we hired a water snob to procure the best water for Uncle Val’s. Turns out, that water is naturally sweet spring water from the Cascade Mountains.