On the Nose

  • Cinnamon
  • Cherry
  • Pepper

On the Palate

  • Soft tannin
  • Sweet berry
  • Warm spice

How to Use It

  • On its own


Sông Cái Gin & Tonic

2 fl oz Sông Cái Spiced Roselle Flavored Gin.
4 fl oz Ginger Ale.

Garnish with Maraschino Cherries.

Inspiration behind the product

Our Master Distiller and Founder, Daniel Nguyen

Prior to the distillery, Daniel worked extensively in sustainable agroforestry and ethnobotany. Following years of researching the biodiversity and ethnobotany of rural highland Vietnam, Daniel partnered with multi generational foragers and farmers in the highlands of Việt Nam to source botanicals for what would become the first gin ever distilled in the country. Now, working with over 70 families and 3 localities, Sông Cái works not only to build economic models to source botanicals but also partners with local communities in reforestation efforts and building native seed banks.

What makes it unique

A spiced gin base is macerated with ripe rose myrtle berries and roselle buds for over a year to create a spirit with balanced sweetness, tannins, and spice that drinks like a cross between an amaro and sloe gin.