New Brunswick’s 3 Dogs makes its gin in small batches using a multi-shot process. In effect, it makes a “concentrate,” which is proofed down to 43 per cent ABV. Unlike other distilleries, it doesn’t use commercially produced neutral grain spirit as the base. Instead, 3 Dogs produces its own onsite using sugar, which presents a smooth, slightly sweet starting point. Botanicals of juniper, coriander seeds, cardamon, lemon peel, angelica root, ginger root, elderberry, rose hips and butterfly pea flower are added.