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MAGELLAN

MAGELLAN
Iris Flavored Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

MAGELLAN
Iris Flavored Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.3%
Pale cobalt blue color. Aromas of mint mouthwash, geranium, and cedar pencil with an oily, lively, dryish light body and a warming, relaxed fresh spearmint, juniper candy, and lemon custard finish. A curiously festive gin for mixing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Odd & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: mint mouthwash, geranium, and cedar pencil
Taste Flavor: fresh spearmint, juniper candy, and lemon custard
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin & Tonic, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A curiously festive gin for mixing.

The Importer

Crillon Importers Ltd.

The Importer
The Atrium, 80 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ 07652
USA
1 201-368-8878

Their Portfolio

88 MAGELLAN Iris Flavored Gin 41.3% (France) $29.99.
93 Wyborowa Wodka Vodka 40% (Poland) $15.99.

Flavored Gin

Spirits Glass Rock Clear.jpg
Serve in a Rocks Glass
All gins are flavored, however Flavored Gin is a white spirit that is flavored with juniper berries and so-called botanicals (a varied assortment of herbs and spices) and additional fruit or floral flavors or essences. The spirit base of Gin is primarily grain (usually wheat or rye), which results in a light-bodied spirit.

The chief flavoring agent in Gin is the highly aromatic blue-green berry of the juniper, a low-slung evergreen bush (genus Juniperus) that is commercially grown in northern Italy, Croatia, the United States and Canada. Additional botanicals can include anise, angelica root, cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, and cassia bark. All Gin makers have their own secret combination of botanicals, the number of which can range from as few as four to as many as 15.