April 2024 - Gin

April 2024 - Gin
This month's Spirits feature is Gin

Gin Reviews

Tanqueray No. Ten Gin
98 points
$45
Exquisitely holds the ABV, allowing the beautiful juniper notes with bright sweet citrus and florals to still radiate through; the nose on this Gin makes you crave a Martini.
Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
95 points
$37
A beautiful Gin that has a deft balance of flavors with a lovely weight and viscosity added to the rounded texture of the mouthfeel.
Amrut Nilgiris Cask-Aged Indian Dry Gin
95 points
$53
This is a Gin for Scotch drinkers; the juniper and botanicals are there but the barrel influence and honeyed notes are deliciously prominent.
Monkey 47 13th Edition Distillers Cut Gin
95 points
$79
Upfront a very fruity and floral Gin but then hits with a lingering savory and herbaceous quality; enjoy this exceptional Gin with a strawberry and arugula salad with toasted nuts, citrus, and fresh garden herbs.
Aviation American Gin
94 points
$25
Best Buy
Bright and fruity with plenty of herbs and juniper essence and an almost spicy zip on the palate.
94 points $25 Best Buy
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
94 points
$28
A very elegant and austere London Dry with a finish of candied citrus and spice that will meet all of your Martini making needs.
Highclere Castle Gin
94 points
$29
Gin
Citrus forward with a lovely nose and palate that makes this great for a Martini but likely stellar in applications with citrus juice or tonic.
Purity Craft Nordic Old Tom Gin
94 points
$29
Sweet and honeyed malt nicely balanced with rich herbs and spices; a classic Old Tom Gin that is a stellar representation of the category.
Sipsmith London Dry Gin
94 points
$30
A rich candied citrus with balanced juniper and spice notes that will make a classic dry Martini.
NOLET’S® Silver Dry Gin
94 points
$40
Candied and floral, almost perfumed fruit-like in quality with an ethereal long finish of orange blossom and red berries.
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel-Aged Gin
94 points
$59
Complex spices combined with sweets and a touch of herbs make for a layered spirit; let's make Barrel-Aged Gins more popular.
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin
94 points
$65
Intense and floral with tons of fun and unique flavors that would absolutely pop with the bitterness of vermouth or the sweetness of citrus; just waiting to be turned into a dry Martini.
Beefeater London Dry Gin
93 points
$22
Best Buy
Super clean with light citrus notes and juniper on the nose, palate, and a lingering finish; a benchmark Gin.
93 points $22 Best Buy
Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
93 points
$24
Best Buy
A very graceful London Dry with pronounced spice and citrus notes.
93 points $24 Best Buy
Purity Craft Nordic Dry Gin
93 points
$29
Nuanced and rich, if a Gin could brood this one would; it will make an excellent Martini.
Loggerhead Distillery Barrel-Aged Gin
93 points
$34
A lovely barrel aged Gin at an approachable and easy to mix proof for charming Autumn and Winter cocktails.
Citadelle Cornichon Flavored Gin
93 points
$39
Pickle Rick! Gin with a delicate pickle back.
Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin
93 points
$40
A beautiful, lightly citrus forward Gin with a menagerie of fresh green garden herbs.
Amrut Nilgiris Indian Dry Gin
93 points
$43
Light and delicate with beautiful floral aromas and a restrained juniper note make this a highly approachable modern style of Gin for endless elegant cocktail applications.
Astraea Spirits Ocean Gin
93 points
$44
Savory and umami with complex layers of flavor that will complement cocktails for an Omakase dinner.
Lind & Lime London Dry Gin
93 points
$45
Starts off a bit subtle and demure but as you sit with the glass and the first sip blossoms on your palate there is a richness of fruit, flowers, and spices that linger in a long and complex finish.
Hands On Gin By David Gölles London Dry Gin
93 points
$53
Herbal, savory, and alliaceous, this complex sipper will shine brightly in apéritif cocktail applications.
Bulldog London Dry Gin
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Crisp, clean, and juniper forward in a traditional London Dry style with a nice lingering spice note.
92 points $24 Best Buy
Gin XII Dry Gin
92 points
$29
A very pleasing modern interpretation of Gin leaden with citrus, floral, and berry characteristics.
Ramsbury Single Estate London Dry Gin
92 points
$38
A delicious Gin that leans in on the Winter warming baking spices.
Empress 1908 Indigo Gin
92 points
$39
A beautiful Gin in its own right with a beautiful color that will make this pop on back bars and in cocktails.
Longleaf Distilling Co. Southland American Navy Strength Gin
92 points
$39
A subtle, elegant nose that blooms into huge, bursting flavors of fruit on your palate straight away; a beautifully green and citrusy mix.
Xibal Artisanal Gin
92 points
$48
A beautifully complex, floral, and satisfying Gin for Spring and Summer cocktail applications.
Xibal Equinox Gin
92 points
$48
A pretty application of adding an additional flavor to Gin without losing its essence.
Fords London Dry Gin
91 points
$28
Would work in all London Dry classic cocktail applications but the citrus is dialed up and there is a bit of red berry essence harkening modern American styles; delicious and versatile.
Barren’s Coastal Mountains Gin
91 points
$34
A refreshing apéritif Gin redolent with citrus and mint on the nose and palate.
Purity Craft Navy Strength Gin
91 points
$34
Citrus dominant with green herbs and savory, sweet South East Asian flavors that make you crave Tiki drinks or an herbal Martini application before a Thai dinner.
Revivalist Garden Gin
91 points
$34
Light and refreshing with an essence of garden herbs and citrus; use in more herbaceous cocktail applications.
Tom’s Town Botanical Gin
91 points
$35
An esoteric Gin with pronounced floral character leading the way but still showing a strong, fruity core.
Bristow Gin
90 points
$34
Gin
A zesty and citrus lifted Gin with plenty of oomph to hold up in shaken cocktail applications.
Fid Street Gin
90 points
$34
Gin
There's a truly beautiful perfume to this Gin and a lovely cooling purple note throughout.
Liberator Barrel-Aged Old Tom Gin Batch No. 56
90 points
$42
Big and unique flavors; play around with this Gin in Hot Toddy applications with tea, honey, and orange.
Jaisalmer Classic Gin
89 points
$39
A fascinating bouquet of citrus, spices, and incense lifts this highly aromatic Gin.
Esmé Gin
88 points
$25
Gin
A rounded mouth feel with a good balance of sweet and savory botanicals.
Bluecoat American Dry Gin
88 points
$29
Layers of green herbs and a nice pepper spice make this a natural for aperitif cocktail applications.
Farmer’s Botanical Small Batch Organic Gin
88 points
$35
A nice, lighter style Gin that will be good in cocktails and a nice transition for Vodka drinkers interested in testing the waters of Gin.
Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin
88 points
$39
A lightly floral and restrained Gin that will make successfully pretty drinks with vibrant hues for cocktails.
Indian Summer Gin
88 points
$39
Gin
A beautiful straw color combined with woodsy, spicy aromatics and a slight honeyed sweetness.
Liberator Gin Batch No. 143
87 points
$31
Light and complex spices with a wave of perfumed floral notes that will be nice in featured cocktails.
Sexto Abismo Gin
87 points
$39
Gin
An interesting and savory managerie of baking spices.
Malfy Limone Flavored Gin
86 points
$28
A pleasant and citrus forward Gin.
Malfy Rosa Pink Grapefruit Gin
86 points
$28
Grapefruit forward and pretty with just a touch of green on the finish; will be good in many cocktail applications.
Bluecoat Barrel-Finished Dry Gin
86 points
$33
Pretty amber hues complement the honeyed orange aromas and festive winter spices on the nose and palate.
Ramsbury Single Estate Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin
86 points
$44
Will be an interesting alternative in Sloe Gin applications to give a red berry forward essence.
Don Michael Andean Gin
85 points
$32
A pretty and clean lemon vanilla aroma and flavor from beginning to end.
Bluecoat Elderflower Dry Gin
85 points
$33
Lemon and flowers mix with classic Gin botanicals and an underlying complex earthy essence.
Deep Roots Distillery USA Gin
85 points
$34
Gin
A creative take on a classic style.
Malfy Arancia Flavored Gin
82 points
$28
Citrus and red berries are present with a spicy, floral finish.
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