A liquor switch

Darjeeling Gin, California Distilled Spirits

Illustration by Hayley Doshay

Sad news for whiskey sippers: the popularity of brown liquor in the last few years has made aged whiskey hard to find. Obviously, we all need to switch to gin. One local option is Darjeeling Gin ($35.99 for a 750-milliliter bottle) from Auburn-based California Distilled Spirits. Flavored with Darjeeling tea, citrus and spices, this gin is fragrant and smooth, making it ideal with tonic or stirred with vermouth, OJ and Grand Marnier for a devilish Satan’s Whiskers. Find it at Corti Brothers, Taylor’s Market and Nugget Markets. http://californiadistilledspirits.com.