STRAY DOG - THE ORIGINAL WILD GIN
Forget everything you think you know about gin. And if you don’t drink gin, forget that, too. Born from the untamed countryside of Greece, where botanicals grow as wild as the spirit runs free, our exceptionally smooth and complex gin is made to be savored neat as much as mixed. Take a sip, and see where it takes you…
Stray Dog Wild Gin started with a challenge: is it possible to bottle a moment? Not just any moment, but one that captures the spontaneous and free spirit of Greece. Where an unexpected turn off an island road leads to a secret beach. Or wandering through the cobblestone streets of Athens until sunrise reminds you that some nights can never be planned, you can only let them happen.
The idea for Stray Dog Wild Gin came about in such a moment. Inspired by an off-road exploration through the mountains of northern Greece, Johnny Livanos set to work alongside our master distiller to find the perfect combination of wild-foraged botanicals, Mediterranean citrus, and mountain spring water to capture the essence of the untamed life.
Hand-crafted in small batches using traditional copper pot stills, Stray Dog Wild Gin embodies what happens when we allow ourselves to let life unfold, and to appreciate the time and the beauty that is right in front of us.
Stray Dog Wild Gin is a passionate supporter of animal welfare. A portion of all our sales is donated to organizations and shelters in Greece that provide food, veterinary care and homes for stray animals.
WILD GIN BEGINS WITH WILD INGREDIENTS
A gin is only as good as its ingredients. Stray Dog® Wild Gin starts with wild botanicals, herbs and citrus hand-foraged from the Greek countryside, where the Mediterranean sunshine and crisp mountain spring water conspire to create bright, savory flavors unique to the region…and to the world of gin.
Sage - φασκόμηλο
Savory, warm and comforting, sage leaves are behind the appetizing, food complementing flavor of our gin.
Bay Leaf - δάφνη
Bay leaf notes are lightly floral yet full of depth. This is the underpinning of complexity for those with a keen nose and palate.
Rosemary - δενδρολίβανο
Adventurous gourmands understand the uplifting effect rosemary brings to any recipe.
Cardamom - κάρδαμο
Elegant and mysterious, if there was a spice made for seduction, cardamom would be it.
Lemon and Orange - εσπεριδοειδές
If sunshine were a fruit it would be citrus. Lemon and orange put the bright zest of the Mediterranean into every glass.
Mastiha - Μαστίχα
This crystalline tree resin aka the “Tears of Chios” was once worth its weight in gold for its healing properties. We use mastiha for its subtle yet playful piney finish that enhances the fresh taste of our gin.
Fennel Seed - σπόρος μάραθου
Every concoction needs some teeth. Sweet fennel seed has always symbolized courage and strength and remains among the most sought after flavors of the region.
Coriander - κολίανδρο
Healthy, green and grassy. A whiff of our freshly picked coriander makes us high on life.
Juniper - άρκευθος
The foundation of all gins, our juniper captures the depth of natural forest berries and unifies our unique blend.
NOTES OF SCENT & FLAVOR
ORIGINS : All gin begins with juniper. Not all juniper captures the depth of natural forest berries quite like ours.
FLAVOR : Savory, warm and comforting, sage leaves play a starring role in the delicious flavor of our gin.
SCENT : Lemon and orange inject the bright zest of fresh citrus into every bottle.
TASTE : Smooth mouth feel, full-bodied and soothing complexity that reminds you why you love gin.
FINISH : Small batch care and natural flavors means