Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Fagbenga Faniyi “Irise Gin”, A New Taste With Purpose!


“Fagbenga Faniyi, a skilled healer with expertise in various techniques such as spiritual counseling, hypnotherapy, sound healing, Iridology, and Reiki, has positively impacted countless lives. Through his unique combination of practical tools and ancient wisdom, he has guided thousands of individuals towards achieving equilibrium and harmony.”

Fabenga Faniyi is also quickly becoming a new sensation in the world of wine and liquors. Fabenga Faniyi is the creator and founder of “Irise Gin” which is referred to as, “A gin for every spirit.”

“Irise Gin”, is a London dry gin created in the region of the United States.  It’s smooth taste consist of flavors of cinnamon and orange it’s consumption is neutral and smooth. This neutral grain spirit is unbelievably smooth and delightful. “Irise Gin”, has a refreshing twist on traditional dry gin.

* 750ml

* 40% ABV

* 80 proof

Fabenga Faniyi speaks with us about how he created such an exquisite drink, he stated in a sit down with us:

“I was visited by my Ancestors (William & Robert) by way of a spiritual reading. Both were bootleggers/moonshiners in their day. Upon visitation, they delivered a message that although they didn’t pass much down monetarily to our family after their passing,  they were instead going to pass down the wealth of our family’s legacy upon me.

By me honoring them, as well as picking up the ancient ways of my ancestors, they blessed me with a gift that will restore the glory of my family. This gift was them passing the trade of making spirits to me. It’s kind of ironic that spirits gave me the spirit to make spirits. Life is mysterious in that way. With that understanding because of them, here I am, and here you are. I honor them and thank you!”

The term “moonshine” comes from the fact that illegal spirits were made under the light of the moon. In every part of America, early moonshiners worked their stills at night to avoid detection from authorities. The United States started taxing liquors and spirits shortly after the American Revolution.

               “Fun facts about Moonshiners”

Here’s a look at some of the most famous moonshiners of the Prohibition-era Smokies.

* Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton. Born in 1946, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton was a third-generation moonshiner from Maggie Valley, North Carolina

* Al Capone

* Robert Glenn Johnson Sr

* Robert Glen “Junior” Johnson

* Amos Owens

* Charles Folias

* Buck O’Hairen (Just to name a few).

However did you know that Franklin County, located in the mountains of Virginia, came to be known as the “Moonshine Capital of the World” due to the region’s heavy involvement in the illegal moonshine industry that occurred during Prohibition?

In 1620, just 13 years after the Jamestown settlement was established, Virginia colonists were using corn to distill spirits along the James River. This was the first time moonshine was made by colonists in America, although the indigenous peoples had been producing their own alcoholic beverages from corn and other native plants prior to the arrival of colonists. 

Fast forward to the 1700s, when the English, Germans, and Scots-Irish began immigrating to America and settling into western Virginia’s backcountry, where they would bring their own traditions for making homemade spirits, using fruits to make brandy and grains to produce whiskey.

From the earliest colonial settlement into the industrial era of the 1800s, producing spirits became a part of life for the small rural communities of Southwestern Virginia. The agricultural aspects of the communities and a lack of roads to transport produce grown on the lands to other parts of the state resulted in an abundance of fruits and grains to use in the distilling process.

Instead of wasting the fruits and grains that they were unable to sell, the farmers used a homemade copper still and wooden barrels to mix the mash and store resulting spirits for years to come.

A farmer could make enough liquor to cover his own family’s needs and then sell or trade the rest with other members of the community, allowing them to utilize produce that would have otherwise spoiled and been thrown away. Plus, the spent grains left over from the distilling process could be fed to cows, pigs, and other livestock. In a way, early Virginia moonshiners were some of the first eco-friendly farmers in America!

However crafting spirits was not only a pastime for poor rural farmers; middle and upper class Americans on the eastern seaboard were known to build large dedicated stillhouses; George Washington even made his own liquor commercially at Mount Vernon, and you can still visit this distillery today!

“Fabenga and Irise Gin”

Fabenga Faniyi is continuing his family legacy of creating spirits, and now we get a chance to taste the smooth dry gin created by him called “Irise Gin”, a new taste with purpose which is a exquisite taste of the spirits. “Irise Gin” is a neutral grain spirit processed with citrus. Enjoy a perfected gin, and it’s clarity and smoothness that anyone can handle, even if they were not in love with gin before, “Irise Gin”, is a taste of the spirits all will enjoy.

“Irise Gin”, can be purchased online or at some of your local Wine & Spirit Liquor stores.

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