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Magellan

Magellan
Iris Flavored Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 44%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Magellan
Iris Flavored Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 44%
Light cobalt blue color. Aromas and flavors of lilac and wood violet, candied orange, gentian root, and juniper with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish that exhibits suggestions of wood violet and melted blue raspberry cotton candy, lemon and orange, dried ginger and pepper, and juniper. The gorgeous faint blue color hints at the subtle flower tones and vibrant citrus at play over a restrained juniper back drop.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lilac and wood violet, candied orange, gentian root, and juniper
Taste Flavor: wood violet and melted blue raspberry cotton candy, lemon and orange, dried ginger and pepper, and juniper
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Breezy
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The gorgeous faint blue color hints at the subtle flower tones and vibrant citrus at play over a restrained juniper back drop.

The Importer

Crillon Importers Ltd.

The Importer
80 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ 07652
USA
1 201-368-8878

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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.