Ginvitational Day 17! Distilled in Holyoke, MA, this bonkers unique gin comes to us with a panel of botanical such as: juniper, hibiscus, mandarin orange peel, Angelica root, cardamom, coriander and orris. It is infused with the Hibiscus petals, which explains the extremely vibrant hue of this gin. Let’s get to it.
Sweet cream, rich berry, and sweet corn. Vanilla sweetness, an icing like decadence. The Angelica and Hibiscus are evident and welcoming.
Thin but crisp on the palate, with a burst of flavor. Once again, the hibiscus can’t be ignored but the other notes are here as well and support quite nicely. Herbal, with lots of juniper and pepper, backing a light fruity sweetness.
Short finish but it’s complex and doesn’t linger more than is welcome. The Hibiscus and orange peel dominate here with a fruity bouquet that plays well with a hint of pepper.
I had concerns this would be overpowering in a floral, perfumey or fruit forward way but this nails it. This is so unique, yet so balanced and is completely versatile which I never expected. This is great neat, lovely on a cube, and this is also a powerhouse with a squeeze of lime and tonic. Great from start to finish.