Create Cocktail Chemistry with Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin
Wine & Food 04/07/22
Written By Jean Sexton
Create cocktail chemistry with Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin–a delicious collaboration between two family-led companies in Asheville, North Carolina.
Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin
Mixed or muddled, handcrafted botanical gins are very much on trend, and none surpass the pure elegance of Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin.
“This is the third time we’ve collaborated with Chemist Spirits to handcraft their limited-edition, small-batch Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin,” said Geoff Campbell, Wine Marketing Manager. “It’s a remarkable way to evoke the classic refinement of Biltmore’s gardens in bloom.”
The 84-proof base gin crafted by Chemist Spirits expresses soft juniper notes bursting with bright citrus. It is then matured for several months in red wine-soaked estate barrels for a rich infusion of warm fruit and toasted oak flavors.
To preserve the peak freshness of this limited-edition small-batch gin, hand-plucked rose petals from Biltmore’s Historic Rose Garden are infused into the barreled, rested spirit just days before it is bottled and released.
The result is a palate-pleasing botanical gin with a subtle pink hue from the wine barrels and sweet nuances of pink and white rose, lemon cream, vanilla, ripe strawberry, and grapefruit peel that finishes with a smooth, velvety note of dry red wine.
“The rose is symbolic of many powerful emotions, and Chemist Spirits’ Conservatory Rose Gin captures this essence in a bottle that makes for a perfect gift to be enjoyed with friends and family,” said Debbie Word, who founded Chemist Spirits along with her daughter Danielle Donaldson, an accomplished chemist who is also a young mother.
“Chemist Spirits is particularly proud to make this special release available in time for Mother’s Day, when roses are traditionally gifted to celebrate our admiration for and the grace of the women in our lives,” Debbie noted.
“We invite you to enjoy Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin in the ‘spirit’ in which it is intended–as a reminder to slow down and savor those lingering moments that capture the sweeping romance of the estate and inspire us to pause and drink in the roses,” Geoff said.
Create cocktail chemistry
To honor this exclusive collaboration in which Chemist Spirits locally distilled gin is carefully aged in Biltmore wine barrels—along with a fragrant profusion of petals from estate roses—we’re shaking things up by pairing our wines with a splash of spirits to create instant cocktail chemistry:
• Sip a sensational Vie en Rose cocktail featuring Biltmore Estate® Syrah and Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin.
• An elegant French Rose 75 cocktail with Biltmore Estate® Brut Sparkling and Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin is a favorite for any occasion.
Find Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin and Biltmore wines
Enjoy signature Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin cocktails at estate restaurants, and find our award-winning wines in Biltmore shops and online.
To purchase Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin by the bottle (while supplies last), visit or contact Chemist Spirits in downtown Asheville.