April 2021 - Gin

April 2021 - Gin
This month's Spirits feature is Gin

Gin Reviews

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
97 points
$39.99
Clear color. Attractive aromas and flavors of spicy citrus compote, berry torte, floral honey, and lemongrass with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, long finish revealing notes of floral candies, melon sorbet, and pink pepper. A delicious and sensuous Gin that will reward at every sip.
97 points $39.99
Bluecoat Barrel Finished Aged Gin
96 points
$32
Light gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of brown sugar coconut cookies, sweet orange tea cakes, shortbread, toffee, marmalade, clove, and cinnamon-juniper jelly with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, complex, medium-long finish. A tasty balance of warming spices, sweet citrus and buttery bakery notes make this a great Barrel-Aged Gin for sipping, mixing and more.
Mahon Gin
95 points
$32
Gin
Clear color. Inviting aromas and flavors of orris root, sweet orange, lime, coriander, rose peel, sandalwood, and hints of celery with a velvety, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, colossal, very long finish. A garden of vivid aromas charm and entice the imbiber to the glass; a spectacular Gin for martinis.
Ramsbury London Dry Gin
95 points
$45
Clear color. Attractive, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of spiced melon, apricot, and tropical citrus, floral waters, and tomato water with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish with notes of juniper and bergamot honey custard, tangerine chutney, asian plums and spices, and wheatgrass. A vibrant, delicious and very pretty Gin with lovely waves of flavor.
An Dúlamán Santa Ana Armada Strength Barrel Aged Gin
95 points
$49
Gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of moist raisin cake, grilled stone fruits, honeyed herbs, and kid leather with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, distinctive, long finish with notes of spiced candied citrus peels, violet pastilles, and pink pepper and caramel chews. A rich and complex Barrel-Aged Gin that will inspire endless cocktail experimentation.
Bluecoat American Dry Gin
94 points
$29
Clear color. Interesting aromas and flavors of fig and date paste, molasses cookie, spiced citrus and nuts, and aromatic woods and chalk with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish revealing accents of rye herb nut muffin and sweet and peppery spices. A nice savory approachable Gin for cool weather cocktails.
Martin Miller’s Gin
94 points
$32.99
Gin
Clear color. Inviting, citrusy aromas and flavors of orange gelatin candy, lemon verbena curd, elderflower and melon sorbet, and floral honey with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, agreeable finish revealing notes of orange mineral water, delicate grassy herbs, and minerals. An elegant and well balanced Gin with great appeal and drinkability.
94 points $32.99
JUNíPERO Gin
94 points
$34
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of pine needles and sap, singed citrus peels, hint of turpentine, and honey horseradish mustard with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, long finish revealing accents of juniper jam, Meyer lemon curd, and fresh herbs. A bold, in-your-face Gin with fresh herbal flavors and an elegant edge.
Herman Jansen Notaris 3 Genever
94 points
$42
Golden straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of saddle leather and soap, caramelized pecans, buttered toast, and cheese rind with a velvety, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish revealing accents of cinnamon roll with nuts, pepper, sarsaparilla spritzer, and limestone. A lively, leathery tongue-tingling Aged Genever that will pop in cocktails.
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel Rested Gin
94 points
$52
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cola and ginger ale, toffee, toasted rice and ginger tea, and oily black walnut with a round, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, long finish with accents of cola float and ginger custard. An elegant Barrel-Aged Gin with an appealing interplay of creamy spice, nut and herbal notes.
Ghost Coast Burl Gin
93 points
$22
Best Buy
Clear color. Herbal aromas and flavors of bright pine blossoms, Moroccan orange mint spice cake, Turkish delight, and ginger and rosehips with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, breezy finish with accents of almond powder, powdered sugar, rose water, and earl grey tea. A beautifully integrated nouveau style Gin with a sleek, evocative floral character and restrained juniper presence.
93 points $22 Best Buy
Herman Jansen Notaris Bartenders Choice Genever
93 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of brown buttered walnuts, cake flour and dough, and suede with a silky, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows accents of raisin-fig bran muffin with caraway, powdered milk and farina, dried fruits, and wheat grass and sweet tobacco. A nicely layered Genever that will provide complexity in cocktails.
Battle Standard 142 Navy Strength Gin
93 points
$34
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of frosted Raisin Bran, anise cookie, and juniper-cilantro chutney with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, long finish with impressions of floral and citrus talcs and pepper. A bold and appealing Gin with flavor that will cut through to shine in cocktails.
Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin
93 points
$34
Clear color. Inviting aromas and flavors of mango-sultana spice cake, BBQ sweet potato chip, rosemary herb muffin, and sappy pine and wax with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of vanilla banana milk and pound cake with juniper jam. A delightful Gin that will play nicely neat and in cocktails.
Zuidam Rye Genever
93 points
$39
Golden straw color. Aromas of dill pickle, spicy fruitcake and banana cake, and kid leather with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, elegant, long caramelized ginger and tropical fruits, butter pecan gelato, and sassafras float finish. A robust well-aged Genever with lots of spicy herbal character for sipping or cocktails.
G’Vine Nouaison Gin
93 points
$49
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh flowers, spiced apple, and pear and melon balls with a satiny, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long finish revealing notes of lemon verbena chutney, violet nonpareil, limestone, and chalk. A superb Gin bursting with fresh floral and spicy botanicals anchored by a delicious fruity foundation.
Scottish Kings Highland Dry Gin
93 points
$50
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon chiffon, lemon verbena relish, floral berry tea infusion, and Dreamsicle with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, long finish with impressions of juniper jam on hawaiian bread toast, spiced fruit custard, and floral herbs. A wonderfully bright and creamy Gin with artfully balanced citrus and botanicals; a must for shaken cocktails.
METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Micro Distilled Gin
93 points
$54
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of anise candy, citrus tea, and sarsaparilla with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, very long finish that presents touches of Oreo ice cream, candied lavender, and spicy citrus marmalade. A flavorful, gracious, and gratifying Gin that will be the star of your cocktail session.
Archie Rose Distillers Strength Gin
93 points
$99
Clear color. Interesting aromas and flavors of pine sap and blossom, winter melon, dried herbs in a wood bowl, and mulberry-rhubarb shrub with a glycerous, vibrant, medium-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of spicy citrus herb cake, hint of BBQ rub, star anise-yuzu relish, and microgreens. A powerful and engaging high octane Gin with balance and fresh herbal panache.
BOODLES Original London Dry Gin
92 points
$26
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh lemon, ginger, and juniper muffin with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish manifesting notes of grains of paradise, coriander, and pine. A potent potable with rich mouthfeel and pleasant herbaceousness.
Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin
92 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lily, lime leaf, angelica, aniseed, black peppercorns, and cracked juniper with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of coriander. Classic Gin botanicals shine in this easy-to-use tippler; enjoy in any and every Gin cocktail.
Gin XII Dry Gin
92 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas of wet pine, gingerbread house, and cardamom oatmeal raisin cookie with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, charming, long vanilla hemp milk, juniper and wildflowers, and spicy anise and almond cookies finish. A solid, chameleon-like Gin that will be versatile.
Zuidam Old 3 Barrel Rested Genever
92 points
$39
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of caramel kefir, cajeta with plantains, pineapple-mango chutney, and herbs and nettles with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, long finish with notes of horchata, cream of wheat with maple and milk, sweet and peppery spices, and cola. A seamless and satisfying aged Genever with complex, finely meshed flavors and a long warming finish; a Genever for Whisky fans.
Spirit of HVEN Organic Gin
92 points
$42
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cardamom, cola, turmeric, black pepper, spearmint, and hints of juniper jelly with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long finish. A warmly spicy Gin that will shine with other rich ingredients; try in a Negroni.
G’Vine Floraison Gin
92 points
$44
Clear color. Sweet, green aromas and flavors of bubblegum, honeydew melon, rose water, sweet green tea, cucumber cooler, sweet anise, and juniper sorbet with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-long finish that presents overtones of hibiscus tea. A sweet and stylish Gin with big green notes and fruity character.
Absaroka Double Cask Barrel Aged Gin
92 points
$48
Light gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of fresh baked carrot cake and mincemeat pie, exotic peppercorns, horchata, and polished wood with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, long finish with accents of dark roasted nuts, spiced mangos and papayas, and orange blossom and herb honey. A superb Barrel-Aged Gin bursting with a cornucopia of flavors.
Member’s Mark London Dry Gin
90 points
$16.98
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cracked juniper, clove, sweet ginger, coriander, lemon oil, hints of violet, and caraway with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish. Classic flavors shine in this rock-solid gin bottled at a cocktail-friendly proof; exceptional versatility and dry style.
90 points $16.98 Best Buy
Boone County Jail Barrel Aged Gin
90 points
$29
Golden straw color. Aromas of lemon balm, ruby red grapefruit, gardenia, earl grey tea, and sage with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium body and a peppery, complex, long root beer, candied orange, baked peach, and juniper finish. A distinctive flavor journey of a Gin; a perfumed, powdery floral nose leads into a robust and spicy palate.
Florence Field Gin
90 points
$32
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced fig cake and black licorice with a satiny, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of powdered citrus, herbal honey, and wet stones. An anise and citrus forward Gin with a wonderful sleek texture.
Ólafsson Icelandic Gin
90 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lime zest, fresh ginger, hints of kiwi, earl grey tea, peppercorns, angelica, and cracked juniper with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length finish. Classic botanicals in fresh and contemporary style; this is a rock solid Gin for most any cocktail.
Bulldog Gin
89 points
$28
Gin
Clear color. Fresh aromas of fresh melon, lime, cucumber, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, interesting, medium-long cracked juniper and rose finish. A light and cucumber-inflected Gin that will work in all manner of warm-weather cocktails.
Modern Love Gin
89 points
$32
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of peach-mango pastille, rosehip jam, and Alpine herb lip balm with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long anise cream, orange blossom honey, and huckleberry violet gelato finish. An elegant floral Gin with a wonderful tropical tonality.
Bristow Gin
89 points
$34
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of lavender, barley tea, thyme, coriander, cinnamon, shortbread, and cedar with a supple, vibrant, dry medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long ginger and crushed peppercorns finish. Classic flavors abound in this cocktail-ready Gin that packs a punch.
Georgian Bay Gin
89 points
$34
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of herb crackers, poppyseed cake, ferns, coriander, lily, ginger tea, and lavender tea cakes with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, elegant, long finish. A delicious, round and substantial Gin with a kaleidoscope of herbaceous, floral and chewy flavors.
Kavalan Gin
89 points
$34.99
Gin
Clear color. Interesting, medicinal, herbal aromas of BBQ rub, smoked paprika, peach-mango chutney, and piney herb with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, long candied lilacs, floral honey on cheese cracker, Meyer lemon and pomelo marmalades, and jasmine tea finish. An intriguing ride of savory, floral, and sweet aromas and flavors keeps this rather unique Gin top-of-mind for sipping or creative cocktail play.
89 points $34.99
Gin Lane 1751 Royal Strength Gin
89 points
$37
Clear color. Aromas of anisette cookie and almond and caraway herb muffin with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long spicy citrus compote, gingerbread, mixed pepper, and wet stone finish. A balanced and penetrating Gin that will provide a rock solid foundation for rich cocktail creation.
Zuidam Old 5 Barrel Rested Genever
89 points
$44
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spumoni ice cream, buttery cashew brittle, and barrel-aged vanilla pod and saffron with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of creme anglaise, caramelized nuts, malted chocolate, and leather. A smooth and even Genever that will appeal to Blended Bourbon and Scotch fans.
Herman Jansen Notaris Bartenders Choice Rome Genever
89 points
$49
Golden straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of vanilla toffee, buttery dark roasted nuts, cedar, and whisky barrel with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish evoking notes of cashew milk on raisin bran, spiced nuts and dates, cola, and pepper. A rock-solid Aged Genever that will be versatile.
Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin
89 points
$64
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of celery seed, dried lime, citronella, and kiwi with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish displaying suggestions of hints of juniper, earl grey, fresh cut grass, and starfruit. A citrusy and grassy Gin that will perk up cocktails; this is a contemporary and bold take that will offer a wide array of cocktail play options.
Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
89 points
$79
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of berry candies, key lime pie, florist’s shop, allspice berry, and clover blossom with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-length finish evoking notes of oregano, lime leaf, and bay. A distinctive Gin with a delicate balance of sweet fruit aromas and a savory and herbaceous underbelly.
Great Basin 2021 Bristlecone Gin
88 points
$21
Clear color. Earthy aromas and flavors of vanilla candle, spice dusted oatmeal, tree bark, and zucchini and kohlrabi with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a tingling, medium-to-long finish with touches of spiced pear, creamy bread pudding, and cinnamon and peppery spices. A creamy. grainy Gin with mellow fruit and understated spice flavors.
Zuidam Old 1 Barrel Rested Genever
88 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of flan and cookie, chocolate toffee and pudding, tres leches cake, and hint of dill with a silky, soft, dryish medium body and a warming, medium-long finish with nuances of sweet cream and ghee, spiced nuts, and cherry cola. A mellow, creamy Genever that will be a nice even canvas for cocktails.
Vim & Petal Dry Gin
88 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas of sourdough bread, honey-roasted nuts, orange marmalade, hints of cacao, herb butter, and pine with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length pink peppercorns, lime, and ginger finish. A nutty and grain-forward, balanced and pleasing Gin that will delight in warm weather cocktails.
Wild Roots Spirits London Dry Gin
88 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of herb and citrus gelatin, herb custard tart, and buttered rye toast with a silky, soft, dryish medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with elements of vanilla macadamia milk, citrus spice cookies, pepper, and cake flour. A nice creamy grainy Gin for artisan cocktails.
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
88 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of allspice, cardamom, sweet tobacco, pine, and cinnamon with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish with accents of lemon zest, wintergreen, cardamom, and ginger. A well-balanced and vivacious Gin with heavy warm spice notes complemented by delicate citrus.
Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin
88 points
$39
Cobalt blue color. Attractive aromas and flavors of wet spice satchel, spicy raisin and carrot bran muffin, dill and cucumber relish, and honeycomb on pear with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish manifesting notes of vanilla milk on cream of wheat and peppercorn. A nice creamy Gin that will glide effortless in a solo flight or in cocktails.
Highclere Castle Gin
88 points
$39
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of white pepper, ginger, grains of paradise, oregano, sliced lemons, and hints of geranium with a supple, bright, dry light body and a warming, brisk finish revealing notes of hot cinnamon. A structured Gin with a solid backbone for cocktails.
Yu Gin
88 points
$45
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of lime curd, ginger, hints of sesame, and Douglas fir with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long lemon balm, white pepper, orris root, and juniper finish. A bold and herbaceous Gin with fresh, contemporary style.
Wild Roots Spirits Cucumber & Grapefruit Infused Gin
87 points
$27
Clear color. Fresh, fruity aromas of cucumber, melon rind, and aloe rub with a medium body and a peppery, charming, long citrus and herb shrub, peppered apples and pears, papaya, and aloe and pepper relish finish. A fun and flavor-packed cucumber Gin that will be great in summer cocktails.
Death’s Door Gin
87 points
$29
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of wet parsley, potted geranium, shale, and coriander compound butter with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, brisk fennel seed, caraway, and juniper finish. An herbaceous, Aquavit-like Gin with bold spices.
Martin Miller’s Summerful Gin
87 points
$32
Clear color. Curious aromas and flavors of Playdoh, crayons and wet clay, acetone and ink, vanilla and anise fondant on graham crackers and gingerbread, and singed herbs with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, uncommon, medium-length finish with notes of floral talc, citrus gelatin, pepper, and melon rind. A curious arc of aromas and flavors makes this an adventurous choice for cocktails.
Maplewood Spruce Gin
87 points
$34
Clear color. Savory, citrusy aromas and flavors of anise and brown spice mélange and carob coated citrus peels with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, very long finish that presents accents of spicy zucchini cake, spiced melon and nuts, and vanilla almond. A robust in-your-face Gin for bold cocktail play.
McQueen & the Violet Fog Gin
87 points
$34.99
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cucumber sorbet, pink peppercorn, grapefruit peel, freesia, and hints of pineapple with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, nuanced, medium-long finish that shows suggestions of grains of paradise, candied ginger, bay, and green peppercorns. A cucumber-inflected, sweet and floral Gin that radiates springtime.
87 points $34.99
Gin Lane 1751 Old Tom Gin
87 points
$37
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of melted scented candle, dried fruits and geraniums, pickled herring with caraway, and nut oil with a supple, soft, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish evoking notes of fruit leather, pepper jelly, and saline. A curious Aquavit-like Gin for exotic savory cocktails.
Championz Gin
87 points
$38
Gin
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied violets and tangerine peels, pink pepper, and juniper jam with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with suggestions of rice candy, yuzu, pepper, and wet stone. A lovely floral Gin with a solid earthy herbal backbone that will be a handy choice for effortless cocktailing.
Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin Small Batch Gin
87 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of freshly ground cumin and coriander with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of lemon zest, black pepper, clove, and spruce. An in-your-face, spicy Gin with huge cumin and spice notes.
Rademon Estate Distillery Shortcross Gin
87 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise buttercream frosting, spicy fruit salad, honeyed herbs, and charred wood with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with impressions of vanilla custard and sweet and peppery spices. A round and warming Gin that will perk up cocktails.
New Amsterdam Stratusphere Gin
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of ripe tangerines, sweet almond, fresh celery, cracked juniper, and pepper with a satiny, bright, light body and a medium-length finish. A citrusy and friendly Gin for newcomers to the category.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Bartram’s Gin
86 points
$19
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of Fruit Stripe gum, watermelon candy, and vanilla frosted carrot cake with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, swift finish that presents notes of herbal soda bread and melon. A fruity Genever-like Gin for Fall cocktails.
Damrak Amsterdam Gin
86 points
$22
Clear color. Confected, citrusy aromas and flavors of orange jelly candies, Tang, and buttered cranberry orange bread toast with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium finish evoking notes of orange bran muffin, wet stones, berry rooibos tea, and pepper dust. A pleasant, low-key Gin that will appeal to Vodka drinkers.
Roku Gin
86 points
$27
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of Douglas fir, lemon zest, lemon pound cake, and lime Jell-O with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-long finish. A lemon-forward Gin with big citrus character.
INDOGGO Strawberry Flavored Gin
86 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry Starburst candy, strawberry milk, and hint of herbed citrus peel with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish with accents of berry vitamin, pepper jelly, strawberry shortcake, and ink. A pleasant strawberry Flavored Gin for summer cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Gin
86 points
$31
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of fresh biscuit dough, rosemary, banana leaf, galangal, parmesan, and juniper with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, medium-length fresh herb focaccia, violet, and spearmint finish. An herbal, slightly funky craft Gin.
Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin
86 points
$32
Salmon red color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cranberry-rhubarb spritzer, orange herb and bran muffin, and hint of sassafras with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, buoyant finish with notes of almond cookie, maraschino, and grain and chalk. A sturdy grain-forward Gin with a gentle mist of cranberry-like fruitiness.
Martin Miller’s Winterful Gin
86 points
$32
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon Red Hots, orange-almond spice cake, hint of cardamom, and pine blossom with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a charming, medium-long finish with accents of cinnamon roll, hint of violet gum, and clove tobacco. A fun holiday-styled Gin that will be great for creamy and wintery cocktails.
Luxardo Sour Cherry Flavored Gin
86 points
$36
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of mashed dried choke cherries, rhubarb and rosehip, molasses fig cookie, and envelope glue with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy finish manifesting accents of fig paste and citrus and herb pastry. A nice fruity Sloe-like Gin with good balance and length.
Spirit of HVEN Navy Strength Gin
86 points
$62
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced nuts, lychee and dried fruits, and latex and lilies with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a hot, captivating, medium-long finish that presents notes of pine sap, herbal honeycomb on celery, and spice cake. A bold and bouncy Gin for cocktails.
Boone County Jail Gin
85 points
$26
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of exotic citrus, fresh linen, tea tree oil soap, sea shore, pine, and lemon peel with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length baby’s breath flowers and lemongrass finish. A concentrated, floral and funky Gin that brings something truly different to your home bar.
Modern Love Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
85 points
$35
Golden amber color. Spicy, citrusy aromas and flavors of sweet tea, orange creamsicle, spiced grapefruit, and cola with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish. A rich, fruity, and creamy Barrel Aged Gin fun for stirred and shaken cocktails.
Silent Pool Gin
85 points
$4495
Gin
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry slushie, hints of almond, and spearmint with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a graceful, captivating, medium-length finish. A fun, fruity and distinctive Gin for bubbly summer cocktails.
85 points $4495
June by G’Vine Royal Pear & Cardamom Flavored Gin
84 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of licorice candy, ripe pear, and pine sap with a glycerous, bright, off-dry medium body and a short-to-medium finish revealing notes of spiced exotic tropical fruits and macerated pineapple. A curious, rambunctious Flavored Gin for daredevil cocktails.
BOODLES Rhubarb & Strawberry Flavored Gin
84 points
$30
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry and blueberry soda, berry and rose pancake syrup, and lemon verbena relish with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, quick finish with impressions of raspberry whipped cream and lightly herbal bread pudding. A candied Gin for punches and spritzes.
Bluecoat Elderflower Flavored Dry Gin
84 points
$32
Golden green color. Aromas of hints of lime peel, coconut, and malt with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a warming, medium-length salted pretzel, juniper jam, lime oil, and coriander finish. A curious citrusy Gin for cocktail play.
An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin
84 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of hints of almond, juniper jelly, angelica, wet herbs, and ground pepper with a soft, bright, dry light body and a peppery, breezy finish with notes of Sichuan peppercorns. A piquant Gin.
Fellows Gin Gin
84 points
$35
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of sappy pine, rosemary honeycomb, spicy fruitcake, and rubber glove with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a charming, medium-length finish evoking notes of good and plenty candy coating, prune and anisette cookies, edible flowers, and pepper and chalk dust. A somewhat dusty, grainy, Genever-like Gin for sipping on the rocks.
June by G’Vine Wild Peach & Summer Fruits Flavored Gin
83 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied apple, sweet pear syrup, ginger ale, hint of rosemary, and Spree candies with a thick, crisp, sweet medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish displaying notes of fruit smoothie and peach nectar. A rich and sweet Flavored Gin with piles of fruit flavor.
Rhodium Foragers Gin
83 points
$37
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of citrus and herb scented candles, smoked paprika, pine sap, and bbq rub with a supple, soft, dry medium body and a tingling, odd, medium-length finish that shows overtones of salty floral water. A savory, brackish Gin for creative cocktail play.
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