Whistling Andy's Pink Peppercorn and Pear gin is several years coming to us while they took a great deal of time to determine their preferred recipe. This gin contains 15 botanicals, and between distillations the distillate is macerated with pears and peppercorns before re-distillation. I'm loving the widespread innovation American distillers are employing with their gin production methods, and I'm looking forward to diving into this one. Let's get to it.
Bright, sweet and fun. The pepper and pear both refuse to be ignored. Sweet cream, stone fruit, pepper and some juniper . On the fruity side of things, without must or cloying sweetness.
Medium mouth feel. A hint of bubblegum, pear, and juniper. Heat is buried beneath the floral and fruity character. Not super complex, but both the pear and pepper are impossible to ignore.
Medium finish. Nice pepper character, sweet pear and cream. Not the busiest of finishes, but its clean and inviting.
This is very good gin, I really enjoy that pear character with the pepper to balance. Its not going to replace a solid London Dry mainstay, but its fun to experiment with, and works really well in both a fizz and a sour.