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Gin

A quintessential refresher with tonic and also the base of a huge number of cocktails, the popularity of this remarkably versatile spirit continues to grow. A predominant aroma and flavour of juniper is key to gin, the rest of the ingredients and the methods of production aren't regulated. Which is where things get really interesting... Nicks Wine Merchants is the place in Australia to buy gin online. We import many lines directly and stock everything from the latest trending classifications to the finest Australian Gins. Undeniably the largest selection of Gin in Australia. Click here to learn more about Gin or subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, tastings, special offers and more.

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      1919 Distilling Pineapple Bits Gin (700ml)
      Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
      $99. 99 Bottle
      $1199.88 Dozen
      ABV: 41%

      Tasting note: Based on an original 1950s recipe from Oamaru. Fresh-sliced pineapple aromatics follow in a medium sweet entry with a succulent, authentic pineapple and white pepper finish. Not gin-like but a delicious and natural alternative to over-confected liqueurs. 41% Alc./Vol.

      Other reviews... Awards - Gold - Juniper Awards

      • 88
        1919 Distilling Summer Pink Gin (700ml)
        Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
        $99. 99 Bottle
        $1199.88 Dozen
        ABV: 41%
        Tasting note: Distilled with raspberries and locally grown strawberries, this pale pink tinted gin offers medium fresh aromas of lemonade icy pole and spice with an attractive, off-dry, easy-drinking delivery. Ends with juniper, pine buds and a mildly peppery kick. 41% Alc./Vol.

        Other reviews...
        Rated top 13 Gins in the world - Sip Awards USA
        Awards: Alcohol Category winner New Zealand Artisan Awards 2019
        Platinum Award, Sip Awards USA - 2020
        Innovation Award, Sip Awards USA - 2020
        Bronze New Zealand Spirit Awards - 2020

        • 87
          23rd Street Distillery Violet Gin (700ml)
          Renmark, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
          $79. 99 Bottle
          $959.88 Dozen
          ABV: 40%
          Tasting note: Distilled from sugarcane spirit, this striking ultra-violet gin employs butterfly peas steeped for eighteen hours to bestow its special tint. The floral soft nose accents lemon myrtle and home made lemonade. The palate is light and breezy with lime and low-key juniper, ending mildly peppery, lemony and medium fresh. Sensitive to pH, so the colour will change if you add tonic or lemon. 40% Alc./Vol.
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            23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin (700ml)
            Renmark, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
            $79. 99 Bottle
            $959.88 Dozen
            ABV: 40%
            Twenty Third Street Distillery is the new incarnation of a century-old landmark at Renmark, in South Australia’s Riverland. Originally built by Chateau Tanunda in 1914 to take advantage of burgeoning local grape harvests, the distillery had a roller-coaster history, surviving a series of takeovers and mergers until it ceased production in 2002.

            When a pair of disused, South Australian-built copper pot stills were found at Berri Estate, a small team became determined to bring them back to life. The 7,500 litre capacity stills had their own story to tell, being x Hardy’s - at one stage responsible for producing the iconic Black Bottle brandy. Years of hard work running restorations and relocations has found these antiques once again fully operational at the original 23rd St premises producing brandy, whisky and gin.

            Tasting note: Made using ten botanicals including locally grown mandarines. Dazzling clarity with a brilliant silvery blush. Nosing finds medium-fresh aromas of juniper, lemon gelato, peppercorns and dried herbs. A light bodied, soft-textured gin with brisk flavours of piney-juniper, citrus peel, white pepper, liquorice root and suggestions of lime juice in the aftertaste. Clean but short. Relaxed easy drinking. 40% Alc./Vol.
            • 94
              5 Nines Wild Citrus Gin (750ml)
              South Australia, AUSTRALIA
              $89. 99 Bottle
              $1079.88 Dozen
              ABV: 48%
              Tasting note: [Batch 2] As the label suggests – lots of citrus: Fresh-sliced orange, mandarine peel and ripe grapefruit aromas are backed up by light juniper. In the mouth it's like a gin-based triple sec (less the sugar) with a creamy, tantalizing play of citrus oils, pith and peel. Definitely contemporary, so not for everyone - but very well done. 48% Alc./Vol.
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                5 Nines Rare Dry Gin (750ml)
                South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                $84. 99 Bottle
                $1019.88 Dozen
                ABV: 40.9%
                David Pearse and Steven Griguol work from the Adelaide Hills with an aim to create the perfect spirit - hence the name "5Nines" = 99.999% perfection. Their gins include a mix of juniper, coriander seed, orange, native desert lime, native pepperberry, cardamom, angelica, cassia and native quandong.

                Tasting note: [Batch 2] Oddly sweet at first (cereals, honey), brief of air contact freshens the nose releasing hints of juniper, pepper, distant peppermint and citrus peel. All very subtle. Mouthfilling, with near zero burn. A nice medley of citrus, coriander and chamomile-like flavours as well as white pepper and juniper. Lovely texture. 40.9% Alc./Vol.
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                  5 Nines Sticks & Stones Navy Strength Gin (750ml)
                  South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                  $99. 99 Bottle
                  $1199.88 Dozen
                  ABV: 54.3%
                  Tasting note: [Batch 2] Penetrating piney, earthy aromas also evoke turmeric, cardamom and flashes of vanilla bean. Creamy and full on entry with a citrus / juniper surge then more peppery and delicately bittersweet towards the finish. Trace citrus peel and liquorice root aftertaste. Very textural and moreish. 54.3% Alc./Vol.
                    78 Degrees Desert Gin (700ml)
                    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                    $99. 99 Bottle
                    $1199.88 Dozen
                    ABV: 48%

                    A contemporary, high ABV Aussie gin that you can drink neat. Well balanced & bold the style is citrus forward, soaked with three species of house roasted wattleseed creating a golden hue & allowing the roasted and toasty flavours of the Australian Desert to shine through. Recommended with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic garnished with dehydrated blood orange.

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                      78 Degrees Sunset Gin (700ml)
                      Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                      $84. 99 Bottle
                      $1019.88 Dozen
                      ABV: 42%
                      Produced in small batches using grape spirit, this new 78 Degrees Gin is vapour distilled using a unique column and basket distillation method in order to retain delicate flavours and aromas. Botanicals include juniper, (fresh pine and resiny notes), Strawberry Gum (Leafy, herbaceous & strawberry characters), Bush Apple (Tannin, acid structure and floral notes) and Rosella (Floral with undertones of raspberry, rhubarb & plum). Try it in with Mediterranean Tonic garnished with Davidson Plums or Strawberries & Thyme.

                      Tasting note: Very pale pink blush. Herbaceous aromas with brief air contact accenting piney juniper, white pepper and hints of semi-ripe berries. Light on entry, offering lemon, pine and tart berry flavours in a brisk, medium fresh, peppery delivery. Suggestions of celery, pine and musk confectionary through the warming aftertaste. Good length. Something a little bit different while retaining gin's traditional keynotes. 42% Alc./Vol.
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                        Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 Degrees Small Batch Gin (700ml)
                        Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                        $84. 99 Bottle
                        $1019.88 Dozen
                        ABV: 42%
                        On the road between Lobethal and Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills, Sacha La Forgia has set about creating the district's first gin. Botanicals include juniper, coriander, citrus, Clove, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Star Anise, Orris and Angelica

                        Retasted 2017 Brilliant crystal clear. Great freshness. Nosing detects liquorice root, anise, piney juniper, light coriander, orris root, lime juice and a peppery tingle. A viscous, silky delivery with seamlessly integrated citrus sorbet, juniper and dried herbal notes and a creamy, spicy finish. 42% Alc./Vol.

                        Retasted 2016 Ideal clarity. Pure and ultra fresh aromas are of crushed pine needle / juniper, plus hints of lemongrass and white pepper. Creamy entry follows through with vibrant midpalate flavours of lemon mousse, pepper and menthol / pine at the finish concluding super fresh, poised and long with a warming white pepper, menthol and juniper fade. 42% Alc./Vol. 92 points

                        First release tasted August 2015 Brilliant crystal clear. Offers up bright scents of lemon verbena and juniper followed by hints of celery and fennel. Several minutes in the glass finds the accent on potpourri. Light to medium bodied with pepper, juniper and lemon meringue at mid palate. Ends fresh, dry, mildly piney, sappy and sweetly herbal in the fade. 90 points 42% Alc./Vol.

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                          Seven Seasons Australian Green Ant Gin (700ml)
                          Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                          $89. 99 Bottle
                          $1079.88 Dozen
                          ABV: 42%
                          Traditionally sourced for their protein and medicinal benefits, Green Ants display vibrant flavours of Lime and Coriander. This unique bush tucker is hand harvested in the Northern Territory by the Motlop family of the Larrakia people. Other botanicals include Boobiala (Native Juniper), Finger Lime, Strawberry Gum, Lemon Myrtle and Pepper Berry

                          Tasting note: Crystal clear. Lemonade gelato and lime juice over piney juniper. Air contact adds hints of white pepper and coriander. Soft, fluffy delivery is almost oily. Bright lemon-lime gelato flavours, mint leaf and warming spices to finish. 42% Alc./Vol.
                            2020 Animus Distillery Ananas Gin (500ml)
                            Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                            $99. 99 Bottle
                            $1199.88 Dozen
                            ABV: 44.8%

                            A celebration of the Animus team's shared love of adventure, experimentation and music, the distillery's latest label is inspired by those old vinyl records with plain white labels, released to test new music in the market (aka 'Test Pressings'). This gin equivalent is a unique blend of pineapple, lemongrass and lime matched against the key botanicals used in the core gin range. Delicious neat, served in a G&T or try it in your favourite Tiki cocktail. 44.8% Alc./Vol. 328 bottles produced.

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                              Animus Distillery Davidsonia Gin (500ml)
                              Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                              $110. 00 Bottle
                              $1320.00 Dozen
                              This is sloe gin with a distinctly Australian intensity and character. Animus have employed a variation of their over-proofed Macedon Dry recipe as a base for steeping the Davidsonia plums, with the spicy warmth of this gin base complementing the rich and vibrant character of this unique fruit. Exquisite neat, with a dash of soda and a squeeze of lime, or in a range of distinctive fruit-driven gin cocktails. Note: ABV will vary from batch to batch.
                              Extremely limited stocks.

                              Tasting note: [Batch 1 tasted] Brilliant translucent pink. Lifted spice, ripe lemon and tart red berry aromas. Silky textured with a fabulous burst of tart berry, sour plum and pepper through the middle stage. Mildly herbal, peppery, junipery towards the finish. Late spice and citrus sweetness through the aftertaste. A beautifully composed take on traditional sloe gin.
                              33.5% Alc./Vol.
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                                Animus Distillery Ambrosian Gin (700ml)
                                Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                $125. 00 Bottle
                                $1500.00 Dozen
                                ABV: 50%
                                Founded in 2015 by four friends, Animus Distillery soon outgrew its Fitzroy origins and is now located in central Victoria. Triple filtered, 100% Australian grain spirit is used and many of the botanicals (all vapour pressed in a 50L copper still) are grown on the property. During production botanical baskets are changed every few litres and the final ABV is kept relatively high in order to maximise flavours.

                                Tasting note: Clear. Aromas of juniper at the piney, sappy end of the scale along with background orange pith / peel and muted peppers. 3-4 minutes of air contact emphasises spicy citrus oils (mandarin / orange) and adds a gingery warmth to the bouquet. Entry is moderately oily / creamy followed by a concentrated, citrus-led attack finishing with lemon verbena, faint ginger beer-like notes and lingering piney juniper adding freshness. Spiced-up yet well balanced new-world gin. 50% Alc./Vol.
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                                  Animus Distillery Arboretum Gin (700ml)
                                  Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                  $125. 00 Bottle
                                  $1500.00 Dozen
                                  ABV: 50%
                                  Tasting note: Perfect clarity. Robust aromas are earthy, dried herb-like offering white pepper, root-vegetable, thyme; air contact adds citrus-peel and crushed pine needle / menthol freshness. Final pass detects bay leaf, liquorice root and delicate cinnamon. Full bodied, concentrated attack. Leads with orange pith and lime peel followed by turmeric, cardamom, liquorice root and peppery juniper to finish. Ends dry, cool-mint like, spicy, invigorating. So much happening here. Fabulous new-world gin. 50% Alc./Vol.
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                                    Animus Distillery Macedon Dry Gin (700ml)
                                    Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                    $99. 99 Bottle
                                    $1199.88 Dozen
                                    ABV: 50%
                                    Founded in 2015 by four friends, Animus Distillery soon outgrew its Fitzroy origins and is now located in central Victoria. Triple filtered, 100% Australian grain spirit is used and many of the botanicals (all vapour pressed in a 50L copper still) are grown on the property. During production botanical baskets are changed every few litres and the final ABV is kept relatively high in order to maximise flavours.

                                    Tasting note: Clear. Opening sniffs are moderately peppery / spirity with floral-yet-earthy scents of dried herbs (tarragon / lavender / thyme?) and white pepper over background citrus oils. Air contact adds green juniper and lime peel to the mix. A lively, concentrated, resinous delivery includes early juniper followed by an alluring mixed herb / pepper combo with distinct lime peel, subtle smokey cardamom, cinnamon and saffron at the finish. Concludes mildly oily, tongue tingling and medium long. A robust, full bodied style with a touch of Asia to it. 50% Alc./Vol.
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                                      Anther Gin (700ml)
                                      Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                      $89. 99 Bottle
                                      $1079.88 Dozen
                                      ABV: 44%
                                      Champion Gin at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2018.

                                      'Artemis' has been renamed 'Anther', after the part of a flower that holds pollen, the essential element for reproduction for botanicals.

                                      Hand distilled in small batches in Collingwood, Melbourne, this is a juniper forward, classic London dry style, complimented by Australian native botanicals. It's a spicy, savoury gin with a kick of citrus and a long finish of clove, nutmeg and ginger, bottled at a slightly higher strength than your average gin to give the botanicals extra punch. Great in a G&T, a perfect match with Vermouth in a Dry Martini or Negroni, and the spices in Anther emerge in citrus cocktails like the White Lady or Southside.

                                      Tasting note: Something special captured in the bouquet with a tangible creaminess to the "nose feel"; scents of green cardamom, citrus oils and coriander becoming pine-like with further air contact. Excellent freshness and lift. A creamy, delicately spicy delivery with bright juniper and coriander flavours and a tangy, citrus accented finish. Ends medium long, with lingering cool mint / pine and juniper freshness. 44% Alc./Vol.
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                                        Anther Cherry Gin (700ml)
                                        Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                        $95. 00 Bottle
                                        $1140.00 Dozen
                                        ABV: 27%
                                        Formally branded ARTEMIS, Anther's single-estate/seasonal limited edition is a take on the traditional Sloe style. Cherries are sourced from Simon Spreyton of Spreyton's orchards, a small family owned farm in Northern Tasmania. Their fruit is highly sought after in Asian markets where it commands a premium. Cherry season is between mid-December and mid-January, hence this release is annual. Production remains true to this distillery's garagiste approach - 200kg of cherries are stoned by hand (that's about 12,000 cherries!) then placed in holding tanks to macerate in gin. The vivid red liquid is then strained, diluted and a little sugar is added before bottling.

                                        Tasting note: Slightly cloudy ruby red. Retains a piney, cool mint, lemony freshness through the cherry glace, blackcurrant and dried cranberry notes making for an enticing combination. Creamy cherry nectar and cranberry juice flavours over hints of black pepper and pine with late citrus and herbal tea notes lifting the finish. Nicely done; would love to see it at higher ABV. 27% Alc./Vol. Expect a light sediment.
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                                          Applewood Coral Gin (500ml)
                                          Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                          $69. 99 Bottle
                                          $839.88 Dozen
                                          ABV: 43%
                                          Tasting note: Inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, this idiosyncratic pink-tinted gin features strawberry gum and riberries. Woody juniper aromas combine with hints of fresh kelp and strawberry. The palate follows with medium-fresh flavours suggesting gobstopper, raspberry jube, pepper and late sappy pine. Recommended in a Gin Fizz. 43% Alc./Vol.
                                            Applewood Distillery Navy Gin (500ml)
                                            Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                            $89. 99 Bottle
                                            $1079.88 Dozen
                                            ABV: 58%
                                            Crafted with the highest quantity of juniper we have ever used whilst doubling the volume of ultra rare desert limes and Asiatic yuzu elevates the intensity of Applewood gin to the next level. Recommended with dry tonic, garnished with lemon peel. 58% Alc./Vol.
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                                              Archie Rose Distiller's Strength Gin (700ml)
                                              Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
                                              $99. 99 Bottle
                                              $1199.88 Dozen
                                              ABV: 52.4%
                                              A much-anticipated release for September 2016, designed to shine in mixed drinks and cocktails. This includes fifteen individually distilled botanicals (both native and imported) such as pears from Orange in greater western NSW, rose petals, elderflower and distilled honey from the distillery's rooftop beehives.

                                              Says Archie Rose manager Harriet Leigh, "We upped the botanicals in the gin so they'd be more pronounced and pack a punch in G&T or Negroni. But I've also enjoyed it in a Last Word, a Southside and a Tom Collins. I believe in thorough research."

                                              Tasting note: Clear. Intensely aromatic with a medley of white pepper, citrus peel, piney-juniper and background cardamom / coriander. Skillfully balanced, with a creamy, gently peppery attack and flavours of lemon meringue, pine needle, coriander and a vibrant, oily, spicy finish. Medium long. A juniper/ citrus forward style that's nicely integrated. 52.4% Alc./Vol.
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                                                Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin (700ml)
                                                Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
                                                $79. 99 Bottle
                                                $959.88 Dozen
                                                ABV: 42%
                                                Tasting note: Includes a number of Australian native ingredients including blood limes, river mint and Dorrigo pepperleaf. Crystal clear. Impressive juniper / lime peel lift to the bouquet. Exposure adds delicate scents of pepper, coriander seed and fresh picked sweet oregano to the mix. Medium dry entry leads into a juicy lemon verbena / piney juniper profile. Ends clean, peppery and citrus lozenge like. 42% Alc./Vol.
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                                                  Audemus Spirits Umami Gin (500ml)
                                                  Cognac, FRANCE
                                                  $89. 99 Bottle
                                                  $1079.88 Dozen
                                                  ABV: 42%
                                                  Tasting note: A gin named after the fifth basic taste, ('umami' is also known as 'savoury'). The concept is to provide the perfect base spirit for a Martini. Produced using hand picked Sicilian capers, parmesan and two other savoury ingredients combined with neutral wheat spirit, then briefly barrel aged, it's wonderfully scented with a keynote of fresh capers, plus hints of white pepper and green capsicum, ending on a spicy note of fresh-sliced chillies. Evocative and unique. Experiment with dry, savoury cocktails. 42% Alc./Vol.
                                                  Throws a natural sediment. This is not a production fault.
                                                    Australian Distilling Co. Adelaide Gin (700ml)
                                                    Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                                    $79. 99 Bottle
                                                    $959.88 Dozen
                                                    ABV: 40%
                                                    Produced in Hackney, South Australia, the flavours in Adelaide Gin are floral in nature, built up using a traditional range of spices including cardamom, juniper, orris, coriander, and nutmeg, as well as the beautiful richness of Kangaroo Island lavender. Perfect neat, those who prefer to mix their gin should serve this with something that compliments its floral nature, such as a light tonic with a sliver of orange. As an alternative, Elderflower makes a lovely pairing. 40% Alc./Vol.

                                                    Gold Medal at the 2019 Berlin International Spirits Competition.
                                                      Australian Distilling Co. Perth Gin (700ml)
                                                      Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                                      $79. 99 Bottle
                                                      $959.88 Dozen
                                                      ABV: 40%
                                                      With clear blue skies, golden beaches and cosmopolitan precincts in between, Perth is as diverse as it is welcoming. This gin is locally crafted in Fremantlle and combines boronia and lemon myrtle in a blend that captures the city’s flourishing energy. A gin not only made for Western Australians but one that's perfectly Perth. 40% Alc./Vol.
                                                        Australian Distilling Co. Melbourne Gin (700ml)
                                                        Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                        $79. 99 Bottle
                                                        $959.88 Dozen
                                                        ABV: 40%
                                                        Melbourne is a city that celebrates the old and the new and whatever comes next, transcending traditions and transforming them into that elusive quality that is the city's charm. Distilled in Brunswick, this truly Melbourne spirit uses locally sourced, classic gin botanicals to create a multi layered, balanced blend including juniper, coriander, orris root, pepper, ginger and cinnamon. 40% Alc./Vol.
                                                          Australian Distilling Co. Sydney Gin (700ml)
                                                          Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
                                                          $79. 99 Bottle
                                                          $959.88 Dozen
                                                          ABV: 40%
                                                          A gin that epitomises the sparkling glamour of Australia's most beautiful coastal city. Full of celebration and ambition, Sydney is effervescent. With this in mind, juniper and a series of spices have been employed to build up a solid base spirit, which was then infused with native lemon myrtle, orange rind and lime peel to give it a zesty 'Sydney zing'. Where possible, botanicals are locally sourced.

                                                          Gold Medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
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                                                            Aviation Batch Distilled Gin (700ml)
                                                            Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES
                                                            $69. 99 Bottle
                                                            $839.88 Dozen
                                                            ABV: 42%

                                                            A unique partnership between Lee Medoff and Christian Krogstad of House Spirits Distilling in Portland, Oregon, and mixologist Ryan Magarian of Liquid Kitchen in Seattle. Believed to be the first collaboration of its kind, the gin employs a traditional Dutch copper pot still all-Rye grain base, which brings it's own zest, spiciness and weight compared to corn or wheat base counterparts, combined with a more even handed blending approach (i.e.- less juniper than a London Dry Gin). Other botanicals include cardamom, coriander, lavender, aniseed, saraparilla and dried orange peel.

                                                            Chris Carllson of Spiritsreview.com commented: "While taking an old style genever or American style base they have added a deft sense of blending, maceration and distillation to create a truly outstanding Gin. This is the gin to use to resurrect those classic pre-Prohibition American cocktail recipes such as the Alamagoozlum and a host of others, that simply cannot be done with a London Dry...a must have for the discerning gin connoisseur."

                                                            Tasting note: Clear. A sweet star anise top note descends the liquorice octave to fennel and sarsaparilla over hints of dill, caraway and rye bread. Soft, glycerous entry leads into a broad, semi sweet rye, caraway, anise flavour profile with citrus zest adding freshness. Excellent balance. White pepper to finish refreshed by sarsaparilla and caraway through the aftertaste. A solid alternative to traditional Genevers.  42% Alc./Vol.

                                                            Other reviews... The bouquet emits earthy/mineral-like and fruity scents of slate/stone, wax and orange zest. The palate entry is very citrusy and tart; at midpalate the flavor profile turns astringent and bitter with major grain and citrus fruit influence. Concludes zesty, acidic, fresh and clean. A floral/citrusy style that’s completely different from London Dry's. 85-89 points. - www.wineenthusiast.com

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                                                              Balcombe Coastal Gin (500ml)
                                                              Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                              $74. 99 Bottle
                                                              $899.88 Dozen
                                                              ABV: 41%
                                                              Tasting note: A winemaker's gin that includes a fascinating array of botanicals inspired by the Mornington Peninsula. These include foraged samphire, salt bush, wild fennel, Java long pepper and blood orange. Distilled by Garagiste Vintners in collaboration with The Craft & Co. Mildly cloudy with thick legs. Engaging aromas open earthy, then intensely herbal in the initial whiffs. Aeration adds an enticing splash of sea shore, fresh cut cedar, lemon peel, light juniper and spice. Silky, viscous and exceptionally smooth. Mid palate evokes flavours of kelp, citrus, coriander and potpourri. Finish rounds out delicately salty, citrus-peel-fresh and impressively long. A beautifully textured, coastal inspired gin. 41% Alc./vol.
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                                                                Bareksten Botanical Gin (700ml)
                                                                NORWAY
                                                                $110. 00 Bottle
                                                                $1320.00 Dozen
                                                                ABV: 46%
                                                                Tasting note: [batch 39] Made up of of 26 organically grown botanicals, 19 of which are locally sourced. Clear. Soft nose-feel presents sappy, earthy juniper aromas as well as crushed pine shoots, coriander and frail citrus. Beautifully rounded with creamy, mouthfilling citrus peel, juniper, coriander seed and white pepper flavours with a fresh pine and citrus accented finish. Vivacious, melt-in-your-mouth gin for all applications. 46% Alc./Vol.

                                                                Other reviews... Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017

                                                                Category Winner World Gin Awards Green stalk and white pepper aromas. Clean, but with a slightly strange texture
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                                                                  Barossa Distilling Generations Gin (700ml)
                                                                  Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                                                  $89. 99 Bottle
                                                                  $1079.88 Dozen
                                                                  ABV: 42%
                                                                  Operating from the old Penfolds distillery on the Provenance Barossa site in Nuriootpa, the Barossa Distilling Co opened in 2017. Their gin offers a fusion of twelve botanicals, distilled with premium quality Barossa grape spirit. Juniper and South Australian citrus combine with a novel use of toasted French oak in the distillation which contributes hints of vanilla and ups the mid palate weight.

                                                                  Tasting note: Lovely assortment of citrus notes (lime, grapefruit, lemon) over drier, earthier scents of juniper, coriander and delicate chamomile. Very fresh feel to the delivery. Robust citrus flavours backed up by lively coriander, juniper and tangy acidity on the finish. Great depth at this ABV. Very vibrant and moreish. 42% Alc./Vol.
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                                                                    Bass & Flinders Distillery Angry Ant Gin (500ml)
                                                                    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                    $110. 00 Bottle
                                                                    $1320.00 Dozen
                                                                    ABV: 40%
                                                                    Tasting note: [LOT 1 tasted] Perfect clarity showing considerable viscosity. Dryish bouquet captivates with intriguing fruity aromas reminiscent of Maraschino cherries, fresh prunes, rhubarb tart or semi-ripe nashi pear. Second pass ups the vibrancy and introduces citrus peel, pine needle, sap and balsa-wood like notes. Feather light on entry, developing with a medium bodied, restrained piney / sappy profile and a powerful lemon cough lozenge surge that surprises for this ABV. Ends poised and lively with suggestions of liquorice root, lemon grass, eucalyptus oil and late Vapo-rub in the aftertaste. Exceptionally long. A highly creative, idiosyncratic expression that pushes the boundaries of what gin can be. 40% Alc./ Vol.
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                                                                      Bass & Flinders Distillery Soft & Smooth Gin (700ml)
                                                                      Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                      $99. 99 Bottle
                                                                      $1199.88 Dozen
                                                                      ABV: 40%
                                                                      A new Australian gin from the Mornington Peninsula, vapour distilled in small batches.

                                                                      Tasting note: Crystal clear. The floral aroma includes scents of fresh lemon peel, coriander and juniper. Entry is water like, intensifying to moderate concentration by mid palate which is, as the label suggests, satin textured and eminently accessible with its balanced juniper, citrus zest and pepper focus. Finish is bone dry, squeaky clean and in the leaner, lighter range. 40% Alc./Vol.
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                                                                        Bass & Flinders Distillery Monsoon Gin (700ml)
                                                                        Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                        $99. 99 Bottle
                                                                        $1199.88 Dozen
                                                                        ABV: 40%
                                                                        An exotic blend of 8 botanicals including lemongrass and coriander.

                                                                        Tasting note: Crystal clear. Frail opening aroma gains intensity after a short breathe to yield an attractive lemongrass and coriander accented bouquet with a delicately peppery edge. An exotic amalgam of lemon grass, lozenge and a late ginger flourish makes for a delightful twist on the palate. Outstanding length. Finishes more ginger beer like. A terrific ingredient for Asian inspired cocktails. 40% Alc./Vol.
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                                                                          Bass & Flinders Gin 10 Wild & Spicy Gin (700ml)
                                                                          Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                          $99. 99 Bottle
                                                                          $1199.88 Dozen
                                                                          ABV: 40%
                                                                          Tasting note: Produced from 10 botanicals. Crystal clear. Intense aroma features scents of crushed eucalyptus leaf and pine needle becoming more juniper focused after exposure. Good concentration with mildly peppery, juniper and eucalyptus leaf flavours, feather-light towards the tingly, spicy finish and trailling off with a subtle juniper and citrus peel fade. 40% Alc./Vol.
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                                                                            Bathtub Gin (700ml)
                                                                            London, UNITED KINGDOM
                                                                            $84. 99 Bottle
                                                                            $1019.88 Dozen
                                                                            ABV: 43.3%
                                                                            Bathtub gin originally referred to any style of homemade spirit made in amateur conditions. The term first appeared in 1920 in the prohibition-era United States, in reference to the poor quality alcohol that was being made in home bath tubs and mixed into cocktails to disguise its coarse flavour. Obviously, this contemporary version is not that sort of gin.

                                                                            Bathtub Gin is created using the traditional method of ''cold compounding'' . Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with juniper, orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.

                                                                            Production is restricted to ultra-small batches of only 30-60 bottles at a time, and the length of the compounding period is controlled entirely by periodic sampling.

                                                                            The result is a gin that's lightly tinted by the botanicals, and with a flavour which is both bold and perfumed all at once. Packaged using brown paper, string and wax, the striking presentation is reminiscent of a Victorian apothecary.

                                                                            Tasting note: Bright gold. Lifted and complex bouquet includes piney juniper, lemon cough drops, sweet oregano plus notes of pepper and cardamom. Medium bodied with attractive spicy, woody-juniper flavours and a glowing white pepper, citrus zest, pine and Fisherman's Friend accented finish. A vivacious, drier-style that's easy to like. 43.3% Alc./Vol.

                                                                            Awarded Gold - Contemporary Styles - 2012 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
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                                                                              Berry Bros & Rudd No.3 Gin (700ml)
                                                                              London, UNITED KINGDOM
                                                                              $79. 99 Bottle
                                                                              $959.88 Dozen
                                                                              ABV: 46%
                                                                              No.3 is the London Dry Gin distilled to a proprietary recipe of Berry Bros. & Rudd., one of the world's oldest wine merchants based in London (est.1698). The gin itself is produced in Holland from a grain base spirit. 'Number 3' refers to the range of botanicals employed which include three fruits - juniper, from Italy, sweet Spanish orange peel and grapefruit peel; and 3 spices - angelica root, adding an earthy, drying quality; Moroccan coriander seed, which releases a lemony flavour during distilling as well as adding a spicy, slightly peppery finish, and cardamom pods, which also add a spicy, aromatic, warm bite.

                                                                              Tasting note: Clear. Perfumed aromatics include fresh cut grapefruit, unripe raspberries, lavender, black pepper and pine sap. The palate is full bodied, concentrated and assertive led by a spicy, peppery attack, with juicy grapefruit flavours followed by a hint of coriander. Outstanding length. The warm spiciness carries right through with a late burst. Aftertaste of grapefruit, ripe lemon and freshly sawn pine. An outstanding, masculine-styled gin defined by grapefruit and spice. 46% Alc./Vol.

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                                                                                Big Tree Claude Navy Strength Gin (700ml)
                                                                                Macedon, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                                $99. 99 Bottle
                                                                                $1199.88 Dozen
                                                                                ABV: 58%
                                                                                Big Tree Distillery was established by a gin-loving husband and wife team devoted to bringing you truly home-grown spirits from the Macedon Ranges in Victoria. Three gins are on offer - 'Seasonal', 'Elegant Dry' and a Navy Strength edition named 'Claude'. All are created using (mostly) local ingredients and fresh rainwater from the farm. Where possible the team pick and forage some of the more interesting botanicals as locally as possible with the help of a gin loving botantist. Bottled at high ABV, Claude includes a touch of Southern Sassafras foraged from the Victorian mountains.

                                                                                Tasting note: [Batch 2] Super-dense and juniper-heavy on the nose; pine forest floor, orris and liquorice root as well as hints of grapefruit and dried herbs. Never lets up. Huge yet impeccably balanced in an intense citrus / juniper / herbal and liquorice accented attack with Fisherman's Friend rounding off a cascade of profound ginny flavours. Ends oily, peppery, prolonged. Tremendous stuff. 58% Alc./Vol.

                                                                                Other reviews... Double Gold Medal, World Spirits Competition.
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                                                                                  Black Robin Rare Gin (750ml)
                                                                                  NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                  $74. 99 Bottle
                                                                                  $899.88 Dozen
                                                                                  ABV: 43%
                                                                                  A gin that combines traditional exotic botanicals with native New Zealand Horopito, one of the world's most ancient flowering plants. The name is inspired by the extremely rare and endangered black robin (Petroica traversi), found only on the remote Chatham Islands. A percentage of profits are donated to the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to the preservation of the blue duck for future generations.

                                                                                  Tasting note: Crystal clear, silvery appearance. Initially juniper focussed bouquet is followed by hints of dried parsley, black pepper and citrus peel. Medium dry, light to medium bodied; presents an interesting combination of juniper, pine and dried herbal flavours with a vibrant peppery surge at the finish. Moderate persistence. Clean and well made. 43% Alc./Vol.

                                                                                  Other reviews... Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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                                                                                  Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Gin (500ml)
                                                                                  IRELAND
                                                                                  Reduced from $94.99
                                                                                  $79. 99 Bottle
                                                                                  $959.88 Dozen
                                                                                  ABV: 40%
                                                                                  Produced only through the summer with all the strawberries used grown locally in Wexford by the Kearns family. No additional sweeteners are added. Recommended in a G&T with a slice of strawberry and a crack of black pepper.

                                                                                  Tasting note: The largest botanical component in this gin are the berries which also contribute a subtle pink blush. Medium dry aromas hint at strawberry milk or berry tart, the juniper just peeking through. Some orris root perhaps, then sweeter floral notes. Chamomile? Light to medium bodied and nicely textured with delicately expressed botanicals and a flourish of spice through the finish. Trace strawberry repeats in the aftertaste. A Summer style gin that strikes a good balance between fruit and traditional notes. 40% Alc./Vol.
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                                                                                    Blackwater Juniper Cask Irish Gin (500ml)
                                                                                    IRELAND
                                                                                    $99. 99 Bottle
                                                                                    $1199.88 Dozen
                                                                                    ABV: 46%
                                                                                    A novel Irish gin that's barrel aged in 50 litre juniper wood casks. It uses the same 12 botanicals found in Blackwater No.5, but in a slightly different proportion; orange and the sweeter roots are increased, because, like its berries, juniper timber can be a wee bit astringent.

                                                                                    Tasting note: Pale gold. First pass finds an attractive mingling of juniper and wood notes, in particular fresh sawn green pine, balsa wood…later, crushed pine needles, dried lemon peel, thyme, black pepper. Light to medium bodied flavours find juniper framed by citrus peel, drying herbal teas, warming black pepper and fine tannins. Concludes nicely balanced, gently warming and medium long. Distinctive. 46% Alc./Vol.
                                                                                      Blankenheym & Nolet Oude Genever (Jenever) (1000ml)
                                                                                      Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
                                                                                      $69. 99 Bottle
                                                                                      $839.88 Dozen
                                                                                      ABV: 38%
                                                                                      Closure: Screw Cap

                                                                                      Genever (also known as Jenever or Jeniever) Dutch Gin is a full bodied malty spirit that was introduced to the Northern Netherlands in the 16th century by Southern Netherlanders who were fleeing the Spanish inquisition. Although it was originally created for purely medicinal reasons, (juniper berries being of diuretic value in flushing the urinary system) the popularity of this hardy new spirit spread so quickly that it soon was hailed as Holland’s national drink.

                                                                                      There are two main types of Genever: ‘Oude’ (Old) and ‘Jonge’ (Young). This is not a matter of aging, but of distilling techniques. Jonge Genever can contain no more than 15% malt wine and 10 grams of sugar per litre where Oude Genever must contain at least 15% malt wine but not more than 20 grams of sugar per litre. It is straw-hued, relatively sweet and aromatic.

                                                                                      This Oude Genever is created by Blankenheym & Nolet distilleries, established 1714 in Schiedam, Holland. A city well known for it's production of Genever.

                                                                                      An interesting fact when contemplating the use of Genever: in 1862 a celebrity bartender by the name of Jerry Thomas produced the world's first cocktail and bartending book titled "The Bar-tenders Guide or How To Mix Drinks". In there appeared recipes based around four basic cocktail spirits being brandy, rum, whisky and not suprisingly, Genever, the classic predecessor of London Dry Gin. Below is a cocktail recipe of the forgotten 'Holland House', a classic in the era of Jerry Thomas.
                                                                                      Enjoy!

                                                                                      No tasting notes available...

                                                                                      Recipe: The Improved Holland Gin Cock-tail

                                                                                      Glass: A small pre-chilled cocktail glass / coupe.

                                                                                      2 shots of Bols Genever
                                                                                      3 dashes of rich sugar syrup
                                                                                      2 dashes of orange bitters
                                                                                      1 dash of dry orange curacao liqueur
                                                                                      Stir the ingredients with large, hard, cold ice cubes and strain into the glass.


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                                                                                        Blind Tiger Organic Gin (700ml)
                                                                                        AUSTRALIA
                                                                                        $69. 99 Bottle
                                                                                        $839.88 Dozen
                                                                                        ABV: 42.7%
                                                                                        A new Australian Gin from a company better known for world class brandies - Angoves.

                                                                                        Made using hand harvested, organically grown botanicals including juniper berries, coriander root, angelica root and summer savory, all distilled together in a traditional small still to create an aromatic infusion in organic wheat spirit. If you're curious about the name, in the 1920’s Prohibition Era a “Blind Tiger” was an establishment known to illegally sell alcohol.

                                                                                        Tasting note: Clear. Opens with restrained, drier styled aromas of juniper, lemonade and hints of blackpepper. Light and soft entry builds towards a juniper, citrus peel, coriander seed and pepper accented finish. Ends medium long, with spices balancing the whole and carrying the aftertaste. 42.7% Alc./Vol.
                                                                                          Bluecoat Barrel Reserve American Dry Gin (700ml)
                                                                                          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
                                                                                          $110. 00 Bottle
                                                                                          $1320.00 Dozen
                                                                                          ABV: 47%
                                                                                          A very popular addition to our Gin shelf last year was Bluecoat, named after the Bluecoat militia that fought the American War of Independence. Botanicals include organic juniper berries, American citrus peels, coriander and angelica root distilled with third-party sourced grain neutral spirit in a copper pot still made in Scotland by Forsyths of Rothes.

                                                                                          This latest expression is finished in charred American oak barrels for a minimum of three months providing a unique, well rounded and complex spirit without compromising the latent botanical notes. Beautifully packaged in a cobalt blue bottle, this will be a great gin alternative to classic cocktails such as the Negroni, Martinez and Old Fashioned. 47% Alc./Vol.

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                                                                                          Bokma Oude Friesche Genever (Jenever) (1000ml)
                                                                                          Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
                                                                                          $69. 99 Bottle
                                                                                          $839.88 Dozen
                                                                                          ABV: 38%
                                                                                          Closure: Screw Cap

                                                                                          Genever (also known as Jenever or Jeniever) Dutch Gin is a full bodied malty spirit that was introduced to the Northern Netherlands in the 16th century by Southern Netherlanders who were fleeing the Spanish inquisition. Although it was originally created for purely medicinal reasons, (juniper berries being of diuretic value in flushing the urinary system) the popularity of this hardy new spirit spread so quickly that it soon was hailed as Holland’s national drink.

                                                                                          There are two main types of Genever: ‘Oude’ (Old) and ‘Jonge’ (Young). This is not a matter of aging, but of distilling techniques. Jonge Genever can contain no more than 15% malt wine and 10 grams of sugar per litre where Oude Genever must contain at least 15% malt wine but not more than 20 grams of sugar per litre, it is straw-hued, relatively sweet and aromatic.

                                                                                          The Bokma product was originally a family operated business. Freerk Klazes Bokma gained the rights to establish a distillery in 1894 and later in 1971 they entered into a joint venture with Heineken enhancing its distribution network which enabled Bokma to become one of the Netherlands most beloved spirits. It is now apart of the Lucas Bols portfolio.

                                                                                          An interesting fact when contemplating the use of Genever: in 1862 a celebrity bartender by the name of Jerry Thomas produced the world's first cocktail and bartending book titled 'The Bar-tenders Guide or How To Mix Drinks'. In there appeared recipes based around four basic cocktail spirits being brandy, rum, whisky and not surprisingly, Genever the classic predecessor of London Dry Gin. Below is cocktail recipe of the forgotten 'Holland House' a classic in the era of Jerry Thomas. Oude Genever can also be served neat, straight from the freezer. Enjoy!

                                                                                          Tasting note... Clear with very pale green/yellow tinge. Delicate top notes of orange blossom and lavender over heavier scents of almonds, dried citrus peel, caraway and rye bread. Sweet rye bread, caraway and anise flavours build into white pepper wave with good length. Moderate aftertaste of rye bread and caraway, finishing clean, dry and fresh with a subtle anise fade.. 38% Alc./Vol.

                                                                                          • Nick's Import
                                                                                          Bokma Jonge Genever (Jenever) (1000ml)
                                                                                          Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
                                                                                          $64. 99 Bottle
                                                                                          $779.88 Dozen
                                                                                          ABV: 35%
                                                                                          Closure: Screw Cap

                                                                                          Jonge Genever is one of the more popular distilled spirits in the Netherlands. Its basis is a "Malt wine," distilled from a mixture of wheat, corn, rye, and barley. The production of this malt wine mirrors the production of Scotch whisky through the first distillation, which the Scots call "low wines" and the Dutch call "malt wine." An essential ingredient is juniper berries. Distillers make the final product in several stages, using herbs, neutral spirits, and different quantities of juniper berries according to each distilleries secret recipe.

                                                                                          There are two main types of Genever: ‘Oude’ (Old) and ‘Jonge’ (Young). This is not a matter of aging, but of distilling techniques. Around 1900 the Coffey Still (Patent Still) made it possible to produce an almost neutral tasting high-grade alcohol, independent of the origin of the spirit. A worldwide trend towards lighter tasting spirits as well as lower prices, led to blended whisky in Great Britain, and its counterpart in the Netherlands was 'Jonge Genever'. During the World Wars, lack of imported cereals and hence malt, forced the continued promotion of this Gin. People started using the term ‘Oude’ for the old-style Genever and ‘Jonge’ for the new style, while still employing juniper berries, it contains more grain instead of malt and can even contain plain sugar-based alcohol.

                                                                                          Originally a family operated business, Freerk Klazes Bokma gained the rights to establish a distillery in 1894. Later in 1971 Bokma entered into a joint venture with Heineken enhancing its distribution network which enabled Bokma to become one of the Netherlands most beloved spirits.

                                                                                          An interesting fact when contemplating the use of genever, In 1862 a celebrity bartender by the name of Jerry Thomas produced the world's first cocktail and bartending book titled "The Bar-tenders Guide or How To Mix Drinks". In there appeared recipes based around four basic cocktail spirits being brandy, rum, whisky and not surprisingly, Genever the classic predecessor of London Dry Gin.

                                                                                          Enjoy Jonge Genever straight from the freezer, in a cocktail or traditionally with a cold lager beer as a chaser; referred to as a kopstoot ("headbutt").

                                                                                          Below are a few cocktail recipes to try at home

                                                                                          No tasting notes available...

                                                                                          Recipe: Dutch Trade Winds

                                                                                          60ml of Bokma Jonge Genever
                                                                                          15ml shot of Dutch Curacao
                                                                                          15ml shot of lemon juice
                                                                                          Sugar syrup to taste

                                                                                          Shake with crushed ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass.

                                                                                          Recipe: Amsterdam

                                                                                          In a shaker with ice cubes:
                                                                                          45ml of Bokma Jonge Genever
                                                                                          15ml cocktail glass of triple sec
                                                                                          15ml cocktail glass of orange juice

                                                                                          Shake well and serve in a chilled cocktail glass

                                                                                          • Nick's Import
                                                                                          Bols Genever (700ml)
                                                                                          Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
                                                                                          $59. 99 Bottle
                                                                                          $719.88 Dozen
                                                                                          ABV: 42%
                                                                                          Bols produce one of the finest young Genevers in Holland. The company has re-released their classically styled Dutch standard based on their 19th Century recipe. It's distilled three times from 100% pure grains (rye, wheat and corn), 50% of which is malted. Fourteen ingredients such as angelica root, aniseed, ginger root, apricot nuts and learwyt seed are then infused for flavouring. Typically consumed out of a shot glass, or, as preferred in Holland, a tulip glass, it's best served chilled. Bottled at a slightly higher proof than the standard Bols Jong, this has also seen a stylish packaging overhaul for the bar scene.

                                                                                          Other reviews... Clear. Bold aromas of frosted raisin scone and fruit cake follow through on a very smooth and satiny entry to a glycerous dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with excellent depth and balance. Finishes with a vivacious, sweet oatmeal, dried flower and pepper accented fade. A delicious, vibrant and bready genever that will be great on its own or in cocktails. 42% Alc./Vol
                                                                                          International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
                                                                                          RATING: 92 points (Exceptional)
                                                                                          - www.tastings.com
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                                                                                          • Nick's Import
                                                                                          Bols Jonge Gin (Genever) (1000ml)
                                                                                          Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
                                                                                          $64. 99 Bottle
                                                                                          $779.88 Dozen
                                                                                          ABV: 35%

                                                                                          Jenever (also known as Genever or Jeniever) Dutch Gin is a full bodied malty spirit that was introduced to the Northern Netherlands in the 16th century by Southern Netherlanders who were fleeing the Spanish inquisition. Although it was originally created for purely medicinal reasons, (juniper berries being of diuretic value in flushing the urinary system) the popularity of this hardy new spirit spread so quickly that it soon was hailed as Holland’s national drink.

                                                                                          There are two types of Genever: ‘Oude’ (Old) and ‘Jonge’ (Young). This is not a matter of aging, but of distilling techniques. Around 1900 new technology made it possible to produce an almost neutral tasting high-grade alcohol, independent of the origin of the spirit. A worldwide trend towards lighter tasting spirits as well as lower prices, led to blended whisky in Great Britain, and its counterpart in the Netherlands was 'Jonge Genever'. During the World Wars, lack of imported cereals and hence malt, forced the continued promotion of this Gin. People started using the term ‘Oude’ for the old-style Genever and ‘Jonge’ for the new style, which contains more grain instead of malt and can even contain plain sugar-based alcohol.

                                                                                          Jonge Bols is one of the finest young Genevers of Holland, twice distilled from 100% pure grain. Fourteen ingredients such as, angelica root, aniseed, ginger root, apricot nuts, learwyt seed are then infused for flavouring. Typically consumed out of a shot glass, or, as preferred in Holland, a tulip glass, Jonge Gin is best served chilled. Or try a John Collins, a Cocktail which consists of Genever Gin (or Bourbon), lemon juice, sugar, and sodawater and made in the same way as a Tom Collins. 35% Alc./Vol.

                                                                                          Tasting note: Clear. Mild aromatics reveal top notes of candle wax, talc and mineral over heavier scents of potpourri (especially lavender) citrus peel and juniper. Silky entry slowly builds in concentration offering mild, medium dry flavours of citrus, mineral and chamomile tea. Juniper takes back seat. White pepper back palate. Exceptionally pure, silky and very gently warming mouth feel. Turns dry, with a clean, refreshing aftertaste of citrus peel, mineral and a subtle juniper fade. A less assertive and very easy drinking alternative to London Dry’s. 35% Alc./Vol.



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                                                                                        Distilleries both small and large from every continent on earth can now lay claim to a Gin. You could be cynical and suggest it's merely to maintain cash flow while more 'serious' barrel aged spirits mature. Gin is easy and cheap. After all, it's just flavoured vodka at the end of the day, right? That line of thinking misrepresents all this spirit can be in the hands of visionaries and fanatics. The freshest botanicals in high quality alcohol result in an exotic amalgam of accents and supporting notes that no white spirit can match. Perfumed complexity and bracing intensity are not the characteristics of every gin we taste - hence, it can't be that easy to achieve.

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                                                                                        A long departure from the once "fuddy-duddy" association of the genre, Vickers, Gordon's and other ubiquitous brands are threatened to be swallowed in a giant yawn by the progressive, quality-savvy new-gin devotee. Trending classifications such as 'New Western' style (juniper evident but not dominant) are gaining prominence as are the use of indigenous botanicals and varied spirit bases, including non-grain. Barrel ageing is also gaining momentum. The vast improvement in quality has resulted in texture rich, neat/sipping friendly spirits. Yet, the traditional English and Dutch styles remain more relevant than ever in honouring the cocktail classics.

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