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About This Gin

The first in a range of gins from Nginious, the Swiss Blended edition uses 18 different botanicals including more unusual ones like hay flower and blackcurrant leaves. The fruit is tossed by hand and then the gin has a rest period of 6-8 weeks after distillation.

Our Opinion

The lengthy list of complex botanicals mean that this gin has an unusual flavour. The fruity additions bring a citrusy edge, with botanicals such as camomile creating a smooth finish. The tonic water clearly brings out the flavour, and this is a gin we’d happy recommend.

Out of Ten?

7.5

About This Gin

Rather than the traditional grain based spirit, Nordes is a Spanish-made, slow-distilled grape based spirit packed full of twelve botanicals. The mix of liquorish, hibiscus and eucalyptus amongst others, creates a wonderfully sweet flavour.

Our Opinion

With an almost sherberty flavour, this gin is wonderfully balanced, and expertly flavoured. The liquorish is a brilliant addition, and great for those who enjoy a sweet flavoured gin. Coupled with Mediterranean tonic would be the pairing we recommend.

Out of Ten?

8

About This Gin

This gin is handcrafted to be worlds apart from the ‘juniper-heavy gins of the past’. The recipe is a well-protected secret, all we know is it includes about 12 botanicals (we think), some sweet, some spicy, from all around the world. No. 209 certainly use their picturesque location to their advantage, using the San Fransisco Bay water as natural cooling, and the fresh air as the perfect temperature regulator.

Our Opinion

Without knowing the exact botanicals or recipe that feature in this gin, we rely purely on smell and taste. It’s clear to tell there is a variety of botanicals, as mentioned some sweet, some spicy. Its a nice gin, but hard to see the difference from all the ‘juniper-heavy’ gins they are so against.

Out of Ten?

6

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