July 2020 - Gin

July 2020 - Gin
This month's Spirits feature is Gin

Gin Reviews

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
97 points
$39.99
Clear color. Aromas of lime leaf, cologne, and white flowers with a velvety, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a polished, gigantic, very long exotic citrus, fresh basil, and geranium finish. A bold Gin with a seductive, perfumed aroma; balanced, alluring, and outstanding in a martini.
97 points $39.99
Martin Miller’s Gin
96 points
$32.99
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of lemon balm, fresh cucumber, lime leaf, rose wood, chamomile, and cracked juniper with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, long geranium, orris root, cardamom, and ginger powder finish. A garden-fresh, deeply flavored Gin with a woodsy perfume coupled with fresh cucumber aromas; excellent concentration of flavor and complexity.
96 points $32.99
District Made Barrel Rested Ivy City Gin
96 points
$39
Gold color. Interesting aromas of yuzu marmalade on waffles, spiced toffee, warm cinnamon rolls, good and plenty, honey-roasted macadamia nuts, black pepper, and juniper jelly with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long allspice, candied ginger, lime leaf, toasted coconut, apricot preserves, and custard-filled pastry finish. A complex, lengthy Barrel-Aged Gin that will make stupendous stirred cocktails; dive into a pour of this flavor bomb to discover notes of citrus, spice, pastry and more.
Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin
95 points
$33.99
Gold color. Aromas of chrysanthemum, cinnamon-spiced toffee, caramel-laden pecan, bergamot, and cardamom with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, elaborate, long vanilla, tonka bean, and white tea finish. A creamy, decadent Barrel-Aged Gin that offers beautiful integration of botanicals and oak; balanced, sophisticated and delicious.
95 points $33.99
METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Micro Distilled Gin
95 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas of oregano, tarragon, lemon-lime, rosemary, gingersnap cookies, watermelon rind, and hints of anise with a round, thin body and a very long black pepper, cracked juniper berry, earl grey tea, fresh lemon zest, and hints of peppermint finish. Bold, classic flavors mingle with a kiss of sweetness in this rock solid Gin that will shine in most any cocktail.
G’Vine Floraison Gin
95 points
$45
Clear color. Sweet aromas of lemon curd, cream puff, orange gelée, honey, coriander, honeydew melon, ripe fig, and subtle hints of juniper jelly with a velvety, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long lemon grass, peppercorns, lime leaf, peppermint, and fresh pine finish. A rich and balanced Gin that mingles garden-fresh herbs with delicate fruit flavors; complex, round and easy to love.
Sipsmith London Dry Gin
94 points
$32
Clear color. Inviting aromas of iris, lime leaf, fresh juniper, rosemary-olive focaccia, conditioned leather, celery leaf, and spiced apple chutney with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long angelica, white tea, and hints of grapefruit finish. An alluring blend of sultry botanicals both intrigue and uplift; a deliciously concentrated and distinctive Gin.
G’Vine Nouaison Gin
94 points
$50
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, crushed coriander seed, lemon balm, and black tea with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking notes of spearmint, cologne, cardamom, hot peppers, lime leaf, and musk finish. A complex and bracing Gin tailor-made for fine cocktails; make yourself a stupendous martini with this one.
Bluecoat American Dry Gin
93 points
$28.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of angelica, hints of pine, sandalwood, fresh mint, and dried blossoms with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish that shows accents of juniper and peppercorn. Classic, stylish flavors and cocktail-friendly proof make this a Gin well-suited to mixing at home or in the bar.
93 points $28.99
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
93 points
$52.99
Gold color. Aromas of animal crackers, sweet almond pastry, baklava, thyme, honey, and gentle hint of juniper with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long sweet butter-pecan cheesecake, lemon custard, and frosted doughnut finish. A creamy, pillowy Barrel-Aged Gin; a unique oaked spirit for distinctive cocktail play.
93 points $52.99
Archie Rose Distillers Strength Gin
93 points
$99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of gardenia bath powder, dried rose petal, gentle notes of juniper, ripe Italian lemons, and orris root with a glycerous, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish revealing overtones of lime, spearmint, menthol, and juniper. A powdery and floral nose leads to a somewhat mentholated palate in this bold, commanding Gin that provides layers of flavor.
Wild Poet Irish Gin
92 points
$34
Clear color. Perfumed aromas of geranium leaf, iris, and white pepper on fresh radishes with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, elaborate, very long lime leaf, lime peel, crystalized ginger, juniper, and buttercream finish. A pervasive Gin with bold flavors that delight the senses; make a stunning martini with this one.
Cadée Epic Sht Bourbon Barrel Finished Gin
91 points
$42
Straw color. Aromas of cracked pepper, honeysuckle, lemon custard, grilled pineapple, buttermilk pie, and candied ginger with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long caramel corn, juniper tisane, caramel, and dried flowers finish. A delicate and gratifying Barrel-Aged Gin that will play well in stirred cocktails.
FEW Breakfast Gin
90 points
$34.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of granola, diced dried figs, oatmeal cookie, and salted artisan baguette with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a stimulating, medium-long finish revealing notes of dried herbs, lemon curd, and hints of juniper. A mild and creamy genever-like Gin with very subtle botanicals coupled with a creamy, highly sippable texture.
90 points $34.99
Luis Gin 8 Gin
89 points
$26.99
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of crushed juniper berry, freshly cracked black pepper, sweet tea, and fresh snap pea with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that presents notes of candied lemon peel, grapefruit gummies, and white pepper finish. A spicy Gin with bright citrus notes and a contemporary vibe.
89 points $26.99
Fid Street Hawaiian Gin
89 points
$34.49
Clear color. Aromas of green peppercorn, lily, candied citrus, rye sprouts, and crystalized ginger with a satiny, soft, dryish light body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length black tea, juniper berry, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, and angelica finish. A complex and punchy Gin for intensely refreshing G&Ts.
89 points $34.49
Chemist Barrel Rested Aged Gin
89 points
$38
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of molasses-clove cookie, frosted spice cake, cola float, and orange blossom water with a creamy, crisp, dryish medium body and a complex, medium-long finish. Balanced and craveable; give this Barrel-Aged Gin a try in stirred cocktails or simply pour over ice.
Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
89 points
$79
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon, bay, ground ginger, and cracked pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, buoyant finish. A dry and spicy Gin for highballs and citrusy cocktails.
Wembley Pride of Wembley Premium Dry Gin
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of cardamom, black pepper, bay, and corn husks with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, complex, medium-long lime, juniper, fondant, and iris finish. A balanced and pleasing Gin that offers a contemporary take on the classic style.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Great Basin Bristlecone Gin
88 points
$21.99
Clear color. Aromas of Tellicherry peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, rose water, clove, and ground ginger with a supple, bright, dry light body and a graceful, charming, medium-length juniper finish. A bold and spicy Gin that will play well in cool-weather cocktails.
88 points $21.99
Tiger No. 1 Premium Gin
88 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of iris, sweet cinnamon, fresh juniper, candied orange peel, and lime zest with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish manifesting elements of white peppercorn and white tea with honey finish. An exuberant Gin with a contemporary profile that lends itself to Spanish-style gin and tonics or classic martinis.
Salcombe Rosé Sainte Marie Gin
88 points
$40
Pale pink color. Aromas of geranium, lime, rose petal, and spiced rhubarb compote with a round, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length juniper jelly, rose hip jam, whipped cream, and sugared strawberry finish. A floral, balanced Gin with delicate flavors; try in martinis, gin and tonics, French 75’s and more.
Chemist Navy Strength Gin
88 points
$42
Pale straw color. Aromas of menthol-mint, hot cinnamon candies, herbal tea, and licorice with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a hot, stimulating, medium-length clove, turmeric, ginger, and fresh pine finish. A bold, fresh and herbal Gin with a potent strength and mentholated vibe; try in savory cocktails!
District Made Ivy City Gin
87 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas of tarragon, steamed citrus, green peppercorn, hot metal, and dried juniper with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long peppered melon rind, cream, and clove finish. A peppery, pervasive Gin with coating, lasting flavors; silky and potent.
Mythology Distillery Needle Pig Gin
87 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas of onion jam on sesame toast and tangerine peel with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length grapefruit pith, juniper berry, fresh ginger, and hint of vanilla finish. A citrusy dry Gin for refreshing tonics
Russell Henry London Dry Gin
87 points
$38
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of bay, black pepper, 5-spice seasoning, cardamom, and fresh lemon custard with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking notes of cracked juniper and dill. A spicy, slightly savory Gin that will pair nicely in all manner of classic cocktails, especially those containing vermouth.
Highclere Castle London Dry Gin
87 points
$39.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of celery leaf, cracked pepper, and hints of juniper with a supple, bright, dry light body and a peppery, brisk finish with notes of hot cinnamon. A spicy, peppery Gin for highballs galore.
87 points $39.99
New Amsterdam Stratusphere Gin
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of tangerine flesh and ruby red grapefruit with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed finish evoking touches of orange soda and juniper jelly. A citrusy and accessible Gin for summer highballs.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Roku Gin
86 points
$27.99
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh lime, tangerine peel, black pepper, ginger, cardamom, and juniper with an oily, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with elements of marmalade. A citrusy and bright Gin poised for bubbly long drinks.
86 points $27.99
Chemist American Gin
86 points
$34
Clear color. Aromas of fresh lemons, watercress, dried juniper, and peony blossoms with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length cracked pepper, lemon cream, and bay leaf finish. A rock solid Gin that will play well in any number of cocktails.
Woody Creek Roaring Fork Gin
85 points
$34.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of gremolata, candied orange peel, and cinnamon candies with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish manifesting notes of saffron, cardamom, rose water, and lemon grass finish. Complex, spicy flavors well-mingled; this Gin will play well in any classic cocktail.
85 points $34.99
Ólafsson Icelandic Gin
85 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas of shredded wheat in cream, geranium, candied lemon peel, ginger, and juniper berry with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, delightful, medium-length lime leaf, bay, and spearmint finish. A fresh and easy-going Gin that will bring a springtime exuberance to cocktails.
Kavalan Gin
84 points
$34.99
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of parmesan crisps, oregano, steamed celery, ripe plantain, and egg white with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, snappy lime flesh, spiced parsnip, and licorice finish. A supple, funky Gin for creative, culinary cocktails.
84 points $34.99
Georgian Bay Gin
84 points
$35.95
Gin
Clear color. Herbal aromas of bay leaf, green peppercorn, marjoram, and almond toast with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, delightful, breezy anise and juniper jelly finish. A savory, herbaceous Gin with a dry sensibility; endless cocktail possibilities.
84 points $35.95
Cadée Intrigue Gin
84 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of olive oil, sea salt, and green onions with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish with impressions of marmalade, black pepper, tahini, and lemon zest. A mild Gin that could be a nice crossover for vodka drinkers; try in a red snapper.
Cadée Bloody Good London Dry Gin
83 points
$22
Clear color. Aromas of key lime yogurt and wet tarragon and cilantro with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, crisp lemon balm and cracked juniper finish. An herbaceous Gin for sunny day cocktails.
Empress 1908 Gin
83 points
$39.99
Medium blue color. Herbal aromas of rosemary focaccia, parmesan, celery leaf, and juniper berry with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a peppery, relaxed lemon peel, sea salt, and black pepper finish. A mild Gin with a fun color-shifting display.
83 points $39.99
Bluecoat Elderflower Gin
81 points
$31.99
Golden green color. Aromas of lime pop and fallen grapefruit with a slightly chewy, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, brisk citrus-flavored pastille candies and ginseng finish. A distinctively citrusy Flavored Gin for punches.
81 points $31.99
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