With savory notes of wild sage and bay leaf, and the cooling feel of mastiha, Stray Dog offers a distinctly Greek—and refreshing—take on a London Dry–style gin. It’s made by master distiller Dimitris Melissanidis, whose family has run a distillery in far northern Greece since 1924. Try it on the rocks with a splash of soda, or in a Martini garnished with a sage leaf. A portion of the sales of Stray Dog are donated to animal shelters in Greece.
Diamond Importers, Chicago, IL
is the former W&S Tasting Director turned freelance writer for the Vintner Project.
This story appears in the print issue of August 2020.
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