The Cartel Hour
The Cartel Hour
Mar 11, 2020
Cartel Hour by Cask Cartel 2: Ginspiration - California Gins with Marsh Mokhtari of Gray Whale
Play • 1 hr 10 min

On this episode we go searching for a little Ginspiration, so of course we had to bring gin lover and master distiller Marsh Mokhtari from Gray Whale Gin. We talk through all of the methods of creating gin, from the botanicals to the steeping process, as well as what the term Navy Strength means. We also had a fantastic flight of gin that was entirely from California, so we had Junipero Gin from Hotaling Distilling, Old Harbor Distilling’s San Miguel Gin, Re-Find Gin, Blinking Owl’s Barrel Vacationed Gin, St. George’s Dry Rye Reposado, and Gray Whale’s Gin as well, batch 007. It was a wonderfully diverse lineup, no two were remotely the same despite being all from the same state.


Click on any of the following links to purchase the spirits. Here is a full list of what we drank:


Hotaling & Co. Junipero Gin


Old Harbor Distilling San Miguel Gin


Re:Find Gin


Blinking Owl Barrel Vacationed Gin


St. George Dry Rye Reposado


Gray Whale Gin


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