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Reviews for 2023

April 2023 - Gin

April 2023 - Gin
This month's Spirits feature is Gin

Gin Reviews

Hooghoudt 23 Year Old Cask Strength Barrel-Aged Genever
97 points
$229
Lovers of Navy Strength Gin and well aged cask strength Scotch unite; this is an amazing experience that you need to taste.
Wikinger Noorgaard Gin
96 points
Gin
A lovely, savory, complex, and earthy Gin that pops with mint and coriander.
Spirit of HVEN Organic Gin
96 points
$20
Best Buy
A fascinating and floral Gin that will add a very welcome savory and perfumed note to any cocktail.
96 points $20 Best Buy
Bristow 7 Year Old Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
96 points
$99
Scotch and oatmeal cookies come through on the nose followed by a savory Gin presence on the palate; this is truly delightful.
Citadelle Gin
95 points
$25
Best Buy
Gin
With some welcomed bonus citrus expressions this is an excellent Martini Gin, yet well crafted enough to sip alone.
95 points $25 Best Buy
Spirit of HVEN Stella Nova Barrel Aged Gin
95 points
$30
A stunning Gin with outstanding aromatics like baking spices on the nose and palate with delicate juniper and botanicals lingering on the finish.
Bristow 1 Year Old Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
95 points
$49
Sweet and inviting, this tastes like drinking a Norman Rockwell Christmas painting; would make a killer Old Fashioned or be the perfect after dinner treat.
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
95 points
$59
Sweet, rich barrel tones plushly enhance the fruit and botanicals with honey; a beautiful sipping Gin.
Old Islandia Gin
94 points
$35
Gin
A delicate, lovely Gin that balances sweet and savory flavors with the traditional juniper being a bit subdued.
Mahon Gin
94 points
$36
Gin
A touch anise forward and with a beautiful balance of juniper and citrus against a hint of sweetness.
Highclere Castle London Dry Gin
94 points
$39
A classic London Dry with some nice earthy and sweet base notes making this Gin just a delightful take on the standard.
Hooghoudt Raw Genever Holland Gin
94 points
$40
Genever straight from the still and proofed down; a deliciously fascinating example in Gin education.
Atian Rose Gin
94 points
$47
A Gin with a very restrained and floral nose, well integrated fruit and whispers of juniper and herbal tones; use in a dry Martini garnished with a Kafir lime.
Cemetery Gin
94 points
$47
Gin
Holds the ABV exceedingly well and uses a traditional blend of Gin botanicals to great effect by sticking to the basics of excellent distillation.
Archipelago Botanical Gin
94 points
$49
An assertive, interesting flavor profile integrates and simply works with some lively spices not traditionally associated with western style Gin.
Prohibition Liquor Co Navy Strength Gin
94 points
$50
A gold star example in the category of Navy Strength Gin.
Bristow 4 Year Old Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
94 points
$74
An interesting and spicy orange nose that comes alive as Gin with juniper and cardamon on the palate.
Roku Gin
93 points
$27
Gin
A deceivingly simple Gin that impresses with precise flavors that are superbly executed through the distillation process.
Hooghoudt 6 Year Oloroso Cask Barrel-Aged Genever
93 points
$40
Pair this aged Genever with a cigar on a cool autumn night and ponder the layers of flavor complexity.
G’Vine Nouaison Gin
93 points
$48
A luscious and floral Gin that is totally dry but gives the impression of sweetness through vanilla, anise, and flowers.
Nouaison Cognac Cask Aged Reserve Gin Batch LP-A20103
93 points
$48
Delicious barrel flavors mingle in harmony with the botanicals; a lovely sipper with quiet aromatics.
Prohibition Liquor Co Original Gin
93 points
$50
Citrus and juniper with wisps of vanilla, this is a classic and versatile Gin; definitely try in a Last Word.
Prohibition Liquor Co Juniperus Gin
93 points
$50
An intriguing and contemplative sipper that would be an excellent base in traditional cocktails and keeps you coming back to keep finding added layers of complexity.
Citadelle Jardin DÉté Gin
91 points
$24
Best Buy
A modern and fruit forward style of Gin; such clean distillate and vibrant flavors that it can't be called anything other than delicious.
91 points $24 Best Buy
Luis Gin 8 Gin
89 points
$23
Gin
A very nice example of a modernist style Gin with the fruit essence leading the herbal and juniper tones.
Solaro Capri Gin
89 points
$120
Subtle yet pronouncedly aromatic and layered; this Gin smells and tastes like a spice shoppe where every moment there is a new flavor or aroma being detected.
Aviation Gin
88 points
$25
Gin
Subtle and well crafted, this is a good introduction to Gin with pleasing botanical notes and restraint on the juniper.
Lux & Umbra London Dry Gin
88 points
$27
A natural pairing for a cocktail garnished with bleu cheese olives.
Rainier Mountain Fresh Gin
88 points
$29
A zesty and inviting style of dry Gin with a slightly fruity New World twist.
Magellan Iris Flavored Gin
88 points
$30
The gorgeous faint blue color hints at the subtle flower tones and vibrant citrus at play over a restrained juniper back drop.
Tom’s Town Gin
88 points
$32
Gin
A Gin with pleasing botanicals in a rustic and woodsy sort of way.
Conniption Kinship Gin
88 points
$34
A beautiful color with vibrant herbal and fruity tones that will make a fun cocktail to share with friends.
Spirit Hound Distillers Gin
88 points
$35
Gin
Complex and highly interesting; like a cross section of traditional Gin with Pastis and black tea.
Woodland Gin
88 points
$38
Gin
Fruity on the nose and a touch hot on its own, but an excellent base for traditional Gin cocktails.
Tulchan Speyside London Dry Gin
88 points
$40
A slightly higher proof Gin with great herbal tones and a touch of salinity; a perfect Martini base and a great pairing with oysters.
Bardenay London Style Dry Gin
87 points
$29
The juniper and botanicals are there but lighter than anticipated; a delicate Gin.
Las Californias Citrico Flavored Gin
87 points
$29
Fun a for a citrus twist in classic shaken Gin cocktails.
Martin Miller’s Gin
87 points
$29
Gin
Fun, fruity, and vibrant; its playful fruit forwardness lends itself to mixing into new takes on classic cocktails.
Long Road Distillers Sovereign Gin
87 points
$34
An absolutely gorgeous color that will add some magic in various cocktail applications.
Georgetown Gin Texas Dry Gin
87 points
$37
A fascinating melange of botanicals at play that are tasty and not entirely expected.
Hooghoudt Sweet Spiced Genever
86 points
$20
Layers of sweet pastry flavors are accented by delicious baking spices in this Genever.
Las Californias Nativo Gin
86 points
$29
A very interesting and exotic nose loaded with fruit.
High Goal Luxury Gin
86 points
$53
A very light and refreshing melange of citrus and mint; a tasty base for Spring cocktails without the heavy juniper influence.
Shelter Distilling O’Pinyon Gin
85 points
$42
A very interesting Gin on the sweeter and fruitier side that opens up even more when diluted.
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