Excerpt: I think my objection to New Amsterdam Gin is that the citrus tastes artificial and fake. Citrus and gin go hand in hand. But fake citrus is not a flavor I particularly like in my cocktails or drinks.
Excerpt: For those who prefer a sweet cast to their gins, this one is a winner. The grapefruit-like, almost candy-like scent leads into pleasantly sweet and citrusy flavors, which finish with a faint floral note. Blends particularly well into lightly fruity and citrusy cocktails and gin-based punches.
Excerpt: Honestly, and this feels dirty to say, but this is shockingly fine. Amazing? No. Bad? Definitely not. This makes an excellent rail gin in whch you expect to make majority cocktails with a pour on the rocks here and there.
Excerpt: Sweet orange peel takes over on the nose with the herbal grass notes coming in a distant second. New Amsterdam Gin is oily and sweet on your palate with the juniper tough to suss out as is its intention to remain in the background. On that front, they've succeeded.
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"New Amsterdam Gin is crafted with botanicals, citrus, and a nod to juniper. As one of the best gins available, its a modern take on the 400-year tradition. The smooth finish lets you drink this flavorful gin straight or as the centerpiece of a perfect martini." - New Amsterdam Website. So, we have a lightly juniper-ified gin. Its ubiquitous and inexpensive, so lets see how it is.
Thin but no heat. Sweet with mild bitterness. Lots of grain, lime, orange peel, confectioners sugar. Almost a funky corn note. Weird.
Long, rich and loaded with pepper, orange peel, sweet cream and light juniper.
Honestly, and this feels dirty to say, but this is shockingly fine. Amazing? No. Bad? Definitely not. This makes an excellent rail gin in whch you expect to make majority cocktails with a pour on the rocks here and there.
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