About Gin and Genever from Iceland

About Gin  and  Genever from Iceland
As you might expect from this Arctic nation, vodka is the leading spirit. The Icelanders are very proud of their vodkas, given the purity of their glacial water; in fact, some of the vodkas produced in Iceland are considered "green", given the excellent source of water as well as the process of production using sustainable energy using geothermal heat.

Top Picks for Iceland

Gin and Genever

Icelandic Eagle Gin
88 points
Clear color. Earthy, spicy aromas and flavors of licorice frosting, sage and peppery spices, juniper and pine, and vanilla with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-to-long finish that exhibits notes of fruit stripe gum, orange gelatin, and minerals finish. An intriguing gin with a nice balance of fruit, botanicals, mild texture, and warmth.
Ólafsson Icelandic Gin
85 points
Clear color. Aromas of shredded wheat in cream, geranium, candied lemon peel, ginger, and juniper berry with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, delightful, medium-length lime leaf, bay, and spearmint finish. A fresh and easy-going Gin that will bring a springtime exuberance to cocktails.