About Gin and Genever from Romania

About Gin  and  Genever from Romania
The leading sprits in Romania are fruit brandies; the most famous are made from plums, while others are made from different fruits or grain. These are clear with alcohols ranging from 28-60%. The most famous fruit brandy in the country is a plum brandy known as Tuica; while there are numerous home made versions that are a bit rough, the best examples are double distilled and have more aromatics, as well as being much smoother. Served at weddings and other celebratory affairs, it is served before meals and sipped cold. Palinca is another Romanian spirit that is somewhat similar; these are blends of several fruits (raspberries, cherries). These are served in the same manner as Tuica. There is also a small quantity of herbal liqueurs and congnac-style brandies, made from grape skins.

Top Picks for Romania

Gin and Genever

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.
Wembley Pride of Wembley Premium Dry Gin
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of cardamom, black pepper, bay, and corn husks with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, complex, medium-long lime, juniper, fondant, and iris finish. A balanced and pleasing Gin that offers a contemporary take on the classic style.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
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
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.