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Great Lakes Distillery Orchard Gin Series: Pear

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    Great Lakes Distillery

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    Great Lakes Distillery

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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Vibrantly fruity, lots of pear, vanilla, light spices. Some coriander. Also very musty.

  • Taste:

    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.

  • Finish:

    Short, mildly astringent, fruity and sweet. Off in an instant.

  • Overall:

    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.

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  • By t8ke
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