Full Review

Luxardo

Luxardo
Sour Cherry Flavored Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 37.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36

Luxardo
Sour Cherry Flavored Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 37.5%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of mashed dried choke cherries, rhubarb and rosehip, molasses fig cookie, and envelope glue with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy finish manifesting accents of fig paste and citrus and herb pastry. A nice fruity Sloe-like Gin with good balance and length.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: mashed dried choke cherries, rhubarb and rosehip, molasses fig cookie, and envelope glue
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of fig paste and citrus and herb pastry
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Breezy
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice fruity sloe-gin-like gin with good balance and length.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
550 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-4158674465

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Flavored Gin

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Serve in a Rocks Glass
All gins are flavored, however Flavored Gin is a white spirit that is flavored with juniper berries and so-called botanicals (a varied assortment of herbs and spices) and additional fruit or floral flavors or essences. The spirit base of Gin is primarily grain (usually wheat or rye), which results in a light-bodied spirit.

The chief flavoring agent in Gin is the highly aromatic blue-green berry of the juniper, a low-slung evergreen bush (genus Juniperus) that is commercially grown in northern Italy, Croatia, the United States and Canada. Additional botanicals can include anise, angelica root, cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, and cassia bark. All Gin makers have their own secret combination of botanicals, the number of which can range from as few as four to as many as 15.