About Gin and Genever from Iceland

About Gin  and  Genever from Iceland
As you might expect from this Arctic nation, vodka is the leading spirit. The Icelanders are very proud of their vodkas, given the purity of their glacial water; in fact, some of the vodkas produced in Iceland are considered "green", given the excellent source of water as well as the process of production using sustainable energy using geothermal heat.

Top Picks for Iceland

Gin and Genever

Icelandic Eagle Gin
88 points
$39
Gin
Clear color. Earthy, spicy aromas and flavors of licorice frosting, sage and peppery spices, juniper and pine, and vanilla with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-to-long fruit stripe gum, orange gelatin, and minerals finish. An intriguing gin with a nice balance of fruit, botanicals, mild texture, and warmth.
Brenyolver Old Tom Gin
84 points
$25
Brilliant copper color. Aromas of caramel, stone pine, malted barley, and parsnip with a coarse, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy vanilla yogurt with cinnamon, green apple lollipop, lime peel, and thyme finish. A rough riding Old Tom Gin for mixed drinks.