Kiss Release Cold Gin (Literally)


How is it possible that Kiss, the single greatest merchandising machine not currently owned by The Walt Disney Company, are only just now getting around to making a “Cold Gin” gin? Is it that hard to get a licensing deal with a gin maker? I can buy a DIY gin-making set on Amazon for thirteen bucks… and yet, somehow, Gene and Paul released a branded plastic bag of nothing before they made an easily-attainable product after which one of their most famous songs is named. That’s bonkers.

In any case, Kiss’ “Cold Gin” gin is here at last. And by “here,” I mean in the United Kingdom. And by “at last,” I mean in late July.

Here’s the product description:

“Inspired by the vibrant streets of New York City and the 1974 rock hit, Kiss Cold Gin is the ultimate tribute to the hometown of the hottest band in the world.

“The creation is a classic premium gin which has been distilled five times for higher intensity of flavour. The grain-based distillate is heavy with juniper, lemon and herbs for bold undertones.

“Nose – Spicy, clear tones of juniper, generous aromas, classic gin character

“Palate – Well balanced, clear character of juniper, citrus and herbs, lemon peel, angelica root

“Finish – Intensifies, grows in the mouth, full bodied, clear and lasting character of juniper, dry finish, distinctively crisp and astringent character.

“To achieve full balance of the botanicals and intensity of character, additional flavours of juniper and lemon are macerated and blended with the distillate with no added sweeteners. The result is artistry New York Style – akin to Kiss, their music, and the city that made them.

“It is always gin and tonic time with Kiss Cold Gin. Let the bold and classic notes be the star of this G&T show – just add some black peppercorns, a light squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a lemon wedge.”

You can pre-gin “Cold Gin” gin at this gin for £32,90 (roughly $46 U.S.). Gin gin gin gin gin gin gin.

Kiss will re-commence their farewell tour in August. Here are the dates:

Aug. 18 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center [tickets]
Aug. 19 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion [tickets]
Aug. 21 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Mark G Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [tickets]
Aug. 22 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre [tickets]
Aug. 25 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center* [tickets]
Aug. 26 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake [tickets]
Aug. 28 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]
Aug. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood [tickets]
Sep. 01 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
Sep. 02 – Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center [tickets]
Sep. 04 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 05 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds [tickets]
Sep. 09 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre* [tickets]
Sep. 10 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre* [tickets]
Sep. 12 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre* [tickets]
Sep. 17 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 18 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 21 – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena [tickets]
Sep. 22 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 23 – Sparks, NV @ Nugget Event Center* [tickets]
Sep. 25 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
Sep. 28 – Hidalgo, TX @ Payne Arena* [tickets]
Sep. 29 – Del Valle, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Oct. 01 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena [tickets]
Oct. 02 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center [tickets]
Oct. 05 – Biloxi, MI @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum [tickets]
Oct. 06 – Lafayette, LA @ Lafayette Cajundome [tickets]
Oct. 08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iThink Financial Amphitheatre* [tickets]
Oct. 09 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre* [tickets]
* New show

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