Phillips Stump Coastal Forest Gin is a true testament to Victoria. Distilled and bottled in small batches on Vancouver Island with locally grown, handforaged herbs, Stump takes a unique approach to a classic spirit with its bold, unapologetic flavour. The bottle gives you all the information you need to know.
From the gin’s wooden label to the name itself, this is clearly the gin of our coast.
Reminiscent of a forest after a heavy rain, the nose is heavy with juniper and grand fir — notes of moss and mulch come through as well. The taste is true to form — sharp and crisp with hints of an ocean breeze and brine. Lingering notes of pine needles and moss make for a cool and refreshing finish. Perfect for someone looking for a new twist on a Gin and Tonic or a nextlevel martini, this not your average gin. For some, it may be too off the beaten path, but that is precisely what makes it such a testament to Victoria: Stump is a spirit with spirit.
Words by Brittany Palmer-Wallace