April 2022 - Gin

April 2022 - Gin
This month's Spirits feature is Gin

Gin Reviews

Elephant Navy Strength Gin
96 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fig jam and quince paste, sassafras float with horchata ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, and delicate fancy herbal cologne with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, intricate, endless finish revealing notes of floral and citrus sorbets, coriander tea, pink peppercorns, and fruit leather. A powerfully delicious, full-throttle gin with deep layers of flavor and a long seemingly endless finish.
Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
96 points
$37
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of powdered sugared citrus peels, orange vanilla gelato, and spiced cucumber and melon with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long finish that shows notes of tangerine gelatin candies, spice cake, vanilla oat milk, and pepper. A rich and artfully balanced gin with delicate juniper notes and robust fruit and spice flavors; a great choice for elevating cocktails.
Martin Miller’s Summerful Gin
95 points
$33
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced candied citrus peels, exotic tropical fruits, and herbal lozenge with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of anise creme anglaise and pink peppercorn. A remarkably potent and pleasurable full throttle gin that will be superb in classic cocktails.
Bristow Gin
95 points
$34
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of juniper berries and bark, tree sap, lemon meringue, and bbq rub with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, subtle, long finish manifesting notes of alpine flower honey, spiced exotic tropical citrus, and mixed peppercorns. A dry stately gin with deep savory, sylvan flavors for serious cocktails.
Copperworks Distilling Company Northwest Cask Finished Gin Release No. 045
95 points
$44
Amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of grand marnier dipped fruit cake with walnuts, cashew brittle, exotic woods, and conditioned suede with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, very complex, very long finish with nuances of honeyed juniper, menthol mint lozenge, cherry cola, and mango pepper chutney. A great barrel aged gin with cascading waves of flavor and finesse.
Krooked Tusker Distillery The QKA Navy Gin
95 points
$45
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fig-date oatmeal cookie, anise seed, carob nut bar, and saltine cracker with a supple, bright, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of citrus custard tart, peppercorn bread, and juniper and pine. A bold yet charming navy strength that will amp up robust cocktails.
Barrister Dry Gin
94 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied lemon and key lime peels, frosted spice cake, turmeric, and thai basil with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of pickled watermelon and clementine. A refreshing delicious and citrus-and-herb-forward gin that will be great in a Collin or long drinks.
94 points $19 Best Buy
StilL630 Volsteads Folly American Gin
94 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lavender and bergamot gum, pressed flowers, and juniper licorice jam with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, very complex, long finish with nuances of lychee, kiwi chutney, and pine sap and needle. A penetrating, floral and juniper-forward gin for creative cocktail play.
Martin Miller’s Gin
94 points
$29
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon poppyseed muffin, orange blossom honey, and strawberry passionfruit, and earl grey and chamomile chais with an oily, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish that presents notes of citrus and floral oils, sugar dusted meyer lemon peel, coriander and herbs sprinkled cucumbers, and spiced almond milk. A silky and seamless gin with nuanced fruit and floral tones well suited for sophisticated craft cocktails.
Cathedral Ledge Distillery Barrel Aged Gin
94 points
$34
Golden straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of pistachio nougat and brittle, rum soaked fruit cake a la mode, powdery anisette cookies, and tomato chutney with a silky, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish with nuances of orange-bergamot chutney, mace, and cashew brittle. A rock solid barrel-aged gin that will be quite versatile.
Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin
94 points
$34
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of pickled green tomatoes, spicy plum chutney, lemon blossoms, and bubblegum with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of candied lemon peels, exotic peppercorns, earl grey chai, and violet gum. A fine balance of subtle yet present botanicals makes this versatile savory gin a natural choice for elegant cocktails.
Atian Rose Gin
94 points
$49.99
Brilliant light pink color. Attractive, floral aromas of Turkish rose custard dessert, lemon and lime curd pastries, hint of bergamot, and melon with an oily, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, long juniper blossoms and jam, Moroccan orange spice cake, hint of bitter herbs and pink pepper, and wet minerals finish. A soft, oily, superbly balanced floral-accented gin with great drinkability, neat, on ice, or in shaken or long cocktails.
94 points $49.99
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
94 points
$59
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cola float, wet oak, wax, and spice cake with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, carefree finish with accents of spiced candied nuts, banana bread, and cedar. A supple and elegant barrel aged gin with a delicious range of well balanced flavors.
Archie Rose Distillers Strength Gin
94 points
$74
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of deep fried pickle, lit lemongrass and palo santo candle, bbq sweet potato chip, and kelp and nori with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, elegant, very long finish that exhibits suggestions of juniper jelly on toasted pumpernickel, honeyed citrus and fruits, and sweet and peppery spices. A brooding and serene navy strength gin for contemplative cocktails.
Elephant London Dry Gin
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of orange candies, coleman’s fuel, honeyed rye toast, and chai with maple with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish conveying touches of anise, pepper, and dried citrus. A dry, earthy gin perfect for cocktails with tonic.
Vim & Petal American Dry Gin
93 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of key lime pie with graham cracker crust, warm frosted blueberry danish, marinated fruit and endive salad, and cardamom and dill with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, long finish with notes of berry gelato and grain pastry. A charming berry-accented, genever-like gin that will be perfect for spring and summer cocktails.
Cathedral Ledge Distillery Organic Gin
93 points
$29
Clear color. Toasty, grainy aromas and flavors of buddha’s hand custard pie with a chocolate graham cracker crust, panettone with pumpkin seeds, citrus and nut oils, and banana rye bread dough with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish manifesting notes of berry and violet gums and delicate peppery spices. A suave, appetizing gin that will play nicely in cocktails or on the rocks.
Conniption American Dry Gin
93 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of pickled watermelon and cucumber rinds, fruitcake, delicate honeyed caraway and herbs, and aloe with a round, vibrant, fruity full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying notes of spiced citrus and berries and delicate floral saffron candy. A rich, spicy, well balanced gin that will be extremely versatile.
North Shore Distillery Gin No. 6
93 points
$30
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of nutmeg and pepper muffin, honeyed juniper berries, seared polenta with candied lemon zest, and fennel chutney with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, subtle, long finish with notes of cardamom honey cream, spice cake, and exotic peppercorns and coriander. A powerfully delicious gin with captivatingly fresh, 3-D flavors; impressive!
New Deal Distillery Barrel-Rested Old Tom Gin
93 points
$34
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of cola float, toffee, orange chai, and cashew nougat and sandalwood with a silky, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a warming, delightful, long finish that exhibits notes of lemon-ginger creme brulee, lilac candy, and mixed peppercorns. A robust, not-too-sweet Old Tom gin with barrel influence that will add rich layers of flavor to classic cocktails, gin or whisky.
Georgetown Gin Texas Dry Gin
93 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of mesquite white ash, fennel custard tart, pine bark and sap, and paprika and turmeric with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long finish with notes of lemon juniper marmalade on raisin rye toast, mixed peppercorns, herbal honeycomb, and sugar cane. A complex and layered, subtly smoky gin with a sylvan juniper backbone.
Tiger Gin
93 points
$35
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of frosted banana raisin bran muffin, spiced nuts, and powdered sugar phyllo cookies with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, captivating, medium-long finish that exhibits touches of lemon chiffon, spicy fruit salad, pink pepper, and mineral water. A supple gin with well meshed creamy fruit and spice flavors, perfect for summer cocktails.
ChainBridge Distillery Gin
93 points
$37
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh ginger, baklava, expressed citrus peels and flower leaf, and wheatgrass juice with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish with nuances of yellow rose and lilac waters, pink pepper and coriander, lychee, and saffron and turmeric. A unique ginger and citrus driven gin with a floral center, silky texture and refreshing tingle.
Copperworks Distilling Company Northwest Gin Batch No. 034
93 points
$38
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of carrot raisin bran muffin, anise cookie, spicy granola, and green tea latte with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a long finish with notes of frosted lemon spice cake, grilled tropical fruit salad, juniper-rose-pepper jelly, and horchata. A rich and spicy gin with a great interplay of grain, herb, and spice tones from the nose through to the long, lingering finish.
Elephant Orange & Cocoa Gin
92 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fruit loops, chocolate covered orange peels, almond danish, and grand marnier with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with accents of orange chiffon, tangerine herbal tea, white chocolate nuts, and pepper. A delightfully pure and finesseful orange flavored gin that will be fun to experiment with in creative cocktail play.
Highclere Castle London Dry Gin
92 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise spice custard, juniper jasmine jelly, lemon and lavender relish, and orange marmalade with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting notes of spiced melon, orange chiffon, and powdered sugar and nutmeg. A dainty, creamy gin with a pinpoint flavor and balance for a variety of applications.
Fords London Dry Gin
91 points
$24
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh juniper berries, grains off paradise, black pepper, and cedar with a velvety, vibrant, dry full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish conveying notes of sweet almond. A classic, bold London Dry gin that hits all the notes.
91 points $24 Best Buy
Martin Miller’s Winterful Gin
91 points
$33
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of easter basket jelly beans, cinnamon candy, wintergreen, and purple flowers with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a seamless, distinctive, long finish manifesting notes of citrus custard, juniper-grape jam, and exotic spices. A rich, fruity and spicy gin that will elevate cocktails.
Conniption Navy Strength Gin
91 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied lemon, anise seed, powdered sugar, and pink pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, stimulating, very long finish with notes of juniper jam, pine, herbed citrus, and eucalyptus honey. A bold, yet very balanced and approachable navy strength gin that will pop brilliantly in cocktails.
Alkkemist Gin Distilled by the Light of the Full Moon
91 points
$44
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise candy, yellow rose water, candied lemon peels, and fruit jelly with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, breezy finish displaying accents of sweet cream, fruit stripe gum, and caraway. A dainty, floral gin that will be a good pivot for vodka drinkers.
Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin
91 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced yams and watermelon rinds, tomato chutney, frosted anise cookie, and peppercorn muffin with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish revealing notes of citrus and floral jelly candies, peppered herbs, juniper, and sandalwood. A warm and savory gin perfect for fall and winter cocktails.
Chapter One London Dry Gin
90 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas of dill, cumin, turmeric, watercress, and basil with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-long lemon zest, orris root, licorice, and honey finish. A spice cabinet of intriguing flavors!
Ramsbury Single Estate London Dry Gin
90 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas of melon rind, hay, hints of angelica, and dried juniper with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, long sweet tangerine, hints of ginger, and rose petal finish. A concentrated, somewhat floral gin with persevering juniper notes.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
90 points
$40
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of meyer lemon soufflé, anise coriander candy, figs and fruit leather with floral water, and tonka bean with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, long finish with nuances of earl gray tea with cream and honey, moroccan orange spice cake with creme, floral talc, and hint of fruit stripe gum. A delicate yet deep gin with a fine array of lingering, ethereal botanicals.
Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
90 points
$59
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of gingerbread, honeyed cherry orange muffin, pine needle and palo santo, and wet grain and stones with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, long finish with elements of tangerine marmalade, caramel frosted spice cake, good and plenty candy coating, and watermelon. A delightfully spicy and spry gin that will be great canvas for clever cocktails.
Dogfish Head Distilling Co Compelling Gin
89 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon and carrot cakes, bright green herbs and mint, eucalyptus honey, and mastic tree resin with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a delightful, long finish revealing notes of menthol-mint lozenge, alpine herbs, lemon-ginger-bay shrub, and pine. A boldly herbal juniper forward gin for winter cocktails.
89 points $29.99
Barrister Organic Gin
89 points
$30
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied citrus, honeyed herbs, mint chai tea, and anise seed with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, refreshing, long finish with suggestions of bubblegum spice, pickled melon rind, vanilla creme, and floral water. A smooth, polished, gin for sipping and egg white cocktails.
Ventura Spirits Wilder Gin
89 points
$30
Clear color. Grainy aromas and flavors of nut and citrus oils, rye raisin nut muffin, spiced melon, and cumin and yellow curry with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, intriguing, medium-long finish with notes of orange marmalade, floral tea with almond milk, and sweet and peppery spices. A nice fruit and floral leading gin with pastry like nuances.
Copper Cat Batch No. 2 Gin
89 points
$38
Slivery straw color. Pungent aromas and flavors of herbal sourdough rye pastry and applejack, pine and cassia bark, shellac and paint, and mossy forest floor with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, charming, medium-length finish imparting accents of exotic peppercorns, cinnamon rolls, and grilled orange. A bold, distinctive gin that presents a panoply of brash foresty aromas and flavors.
Rabbit Hole Batch 003 Barrel Finished Gin
89 points
$49
Straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of bourbon rickhouse, rum soaked tres leche cake, turtles candy, and yeasty pizza dough with a satiny, bright, off-dry medium body and a warming, involved, long finish with notes of maple creme brulee, sarsaparilla, mint chai with honey, and pepper jelly. A flavor-packed barrel-aged gin with plenty to offer gin and whisky fans.
Beattie’s Distillers Potato Gin Batch 18
88 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of berry milk, candied citrus peels, coconut green tea, and cola and curry with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of spiced melon, orange coriander cake, and pink pepper. A clean, smooth and balanced, easy drinking gin.
88 points $17 Best Buy
Wembley Crown Gin
88 points
$28
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise and caraway, herbal tonic and cologne, spicy citrus chutney, and rye toast with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-to-long finish with impressions of spiced nuts, minerals, and pepper. A vibrant anise-forward gin with a solid juniper and citrus backbone for classic cocktails.
Bluecoat American Dry Gin
88 points
$29
Clear color. Savory aromas and flavors of floral talc, spiced and brined melon, citrus and squash, mossy flower patch, and filiberts and flax with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, long finish with accents of potpourri, floral honeycomb, peppers, and bubblegum dust. A bold, savory and earthy gin to bolster high-proof cocktails.
Tenjaku Japanese Gin
88 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise candy coating, frosted fruit cake, honey butter, and pine sap with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish revealing accents of lemon and papaya custard, pink peppercorn, and lady grey tea. A polished, mellow, earthy gin that will excel in creamy gin cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Gin Batch 006
88 points
$29
Clear color. Creamy aromas and flavors of spumoni frozen yogurt, cajeta with blueberries, pink grapefruit, and candied lychee with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-to-long finish that presents notes of strawberry powdered milk, bubblegum, and pink peppercorn. A creamy, almost dessert like gin for creamy cocktails.
HMB Distillery Small Batch Vapor Infused Gin
88 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of candle, bbq rub, and spiced nuts with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, engaging, long finish revealing overtones of spiced lemon zests and meringue, chai, and pepper. A lively, tingling, citrus-forward gin for summer cocktails.
ChainBridge Distillery Florida Barreled Aged Gin
88 points
$39
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of mace, citrus-lavender chutney, and spiced fruit cake with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of floral waters, herbal chai, orange pepper, and saffron. A vibrant, warming, and citrusy barrel-aged gin that will be fun to work into creative cocktails.
Wembley London Dry Gin
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of citrus powder, herb muffin, anise soufflé, and edible flowers with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, buoyant finish conveying overtones of lemon chiffon, herbal honey, marshmallow powder, and mineral. A mellow creamy gin for sipping or citrusy cocktails.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Lockwood Distilling Company Texas Style Gin
87 points
$22
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fruit leather, citrus gummies, and watermelon and passionfruit with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, long finish revealing notes of ctirus pith, pine bark, bitter roots, and quinine. A somewhat brash and bitter gin for a Negronis and tonics.
StilL630 Two Step Gin
87 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lavender, potpourri, spiced citrus, and lighter flint with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of herbal rose tea, tropical fruit salad, and horchata. A boldly floral gin with a some nice tropical fruit notes for delicate cocktails.
Bo & Ivy Gin
87 points
$29
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of breakfast bread basket, tree bark, and spiced nut brittle with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of pickled melon rind, lemon tea, pepper dust, and fig newton. A gentle and even gin for sipping or spring cocktails.
Asbury Park Distilling Co. Gin
87 points
$30
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of polished wood, citrus and anise pastry, pinecone and floral tea, and grain flour with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, agreeable finish revealing overtones of cream of wheat with floral honey, stevia and sage leaf, and cinnamon and pink peppercorn. An easy-drinking gin that would be a nice introduction to the category.
Santa Fe Spirits Wheelers Western Dry Gin
87 points
$30
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of powdery anisette raisin cookie, cedar plank grilled citrus and ginger, vanilla candle, and pickled nopales with epazote and curry leaf with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long finish with nuances of spiced papaya, pink pepper, and chai. A mild and easy drinking Asian accent gin that will be nice in a Collins.
The Gin Foundry Europa London Dry Gin
87 points
$34
Clear color. Aromas of white peppercorns, cracked juniper, grains of paradise, and lemon zest with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, compelling, medium-length candied orange peel and ground black pepper finish. A spicy, fruity gin that’s very versatile.
Citadelle Jardin DÉté Gin
86 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas of lemon cream scented candle, candied melon rind, and cucumber water with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long lemon custard and lemon poppyseed herb muffin finish. A spry lemon gin for summer cocktails.
Roku Gin
86 points
$24
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bbq woods, dried stone fruit, spiced sweet potatoes and sundried tomatoes, and baby powder with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with elements of floral tea, honeyed spiced citrus peels, minerals, and anise seeds. A soft, easy, earthy gin for savory cocktails.
Waterpocket Temple Of The Moon Gin
86 points
$24
Clear color. Interesting aromas and flavors of sundried tomato-infused mineral water, budda’s hand sorbet, cracked peppercorn muffin, and mint gum with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish that presents accents of anisette cookie, sweet basil, and menthol mint. A charming citrusy gin for fruity cocktails.
StilL630 American Navy Strength Gin
86 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of orange gelatin, cherry-blueberry raisin pastry, raspberry blossoms and powder, and honeyed tea with a round, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, interesting, very long finish that exhibits notes of licorice candy, lemon-lavender custard, and mixed peppercorns. A spunky, high-octane, citrus and floral forward gin that will cut through in cocktails like a hot knife.
Wembley Strawberry Pink Gin
85 points
$12
Brilliant neon pink color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry lozenge, strawberry frozen custard, bubblegum, and hint of cough syrup with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish with notes of strawberry milk, chalk, and cellophane berry candy wrapper. A berry-like flavored gin for Cosmos and carefree sipping on the rocks.
The Gin Foundry Far East London Dry Gin
85 points
$34
Clear color. Aromas of fresh grain and distant herbs with a crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery, brisk sweet tea, candied lemon peel, and juniper jelly finish. A demure but peppery gin for classic cocktails.
Barrister Orange Gin
84 points
$23
Light salmon pink color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of orange chuckles and tang with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium finish with elements of dreamsicle, wisp of spicy cream, and lady grey tea. A fun, fruit forward orange gin for vodka fans.
Bluecoat Barrel-Finished Dry Gin
84 points
$33
Brilliant gold color. Citrusy aromas of wet cedar deck, pea-yam-plantain muffin, rubber sap and lacquer, and gingerbread with a light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length sandalwood, cedar dust, turmeric, and peppered dried fruits finish. An audaciously wood forward barrel aged gin for whisky cocktails.
Glendalough Rose Flavored Gin
84 points
$34
Light neon pink color. Green aromas and flavors of flower and tomato patch dirt path, herbal cough syrup, rhubarb rooibos tea, and saddle soap and brush with a glycerous, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, stimulating, short-to-medium finish revealing notes of spicy creme fraiche. An unusually earthy floral accent gin.
Copperworks Distilling Company Plum Infused Gin Release No. 001
84 points
$59
Dark copper color. Curious aromas and flavors of sassafras in a cedar mug, craft cola and prune juice, potter’s clay, and turmeric and sandalwood incense with a silky, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish that exhibits elements of molasses fruit cake and pepper. An intriguing cola-like flavored gin for creative cocktail play and vermouth fans.
Milea Estate Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin
83 points
$32
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of apple brandy, sourdough rye fig pastry, herbal roasted potatoes, and petrol and camphor with a supple, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish with nuances of herbal bark, pepper dust, cinnamon, and pine sap. A perplexing barrel aged gin with plenty of pine, petrol and pepper notes.
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