This is a gin that is produced using a fruit base by Great Lakes Distillery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this case, the base fruit is pear. There are a variety of other Orchard Series releases on the market now, and I look forward to buying and trying those also.
Vibrantly fruity, lots of pear, vanilla, light spices. Some coriander. Also very musty.
Thin mouth feel but no heat. Lots of musty fruit here, bread-y almost. Pear, lime, fresh baked bread, light vanilla influence. Not a ton here besides must and fruit.
Short, mildly astringent, fruity and sweet. Off in an instant.
This was a really interesting release, but Im not sure it jived with me neat. Or as the sole liquor in a cocktail. I did find, though, that with a healthy amount of lime juice, some cranberry liqueur, a little Plymouth gin and seltzer, the must was toned down and it made for an enjoyable synthesis. It worked in a lot of things, but overcoming that musty pear note was a tad difficult. I look forward to seeing if this is less of an issue in the other releases, though.