Oh my! The Rum Howler Blog has branched out again. This is my first attempt at a gin review. My plan is to review at least three different gins by summertime subjecting them to the rigors of my peculiar review methodology.
I want to caution my readers that Gin is not a primary alcoholic beverage of which I indulge. This means that my reviews of gin (and tequila for that matter) may more closely resemble fantasy than reality. However, I would rather fail in trying to write a worthy review than to be satisfied with where I am at and make no attempt to grow and branch out. (By the way I do not plan to fail!)
My method of reviewing any spirit is to discuss and score my enjoyment of the spirit. I am confident than an honest discussion of this enjoyment will lead to a worthwhile review.
So it is that we come to the first bottle of Gin which I will review, Tangueray No. 10. This is a premium quadruple distilled gin which sits at the top of the benchmark as far as Tangueray gin is concerned. Here is an excerpt from my review:
“Tangueray No. 10 gin is soft and remarkably approachable. Juniper berries lead out in front with hints of pine and spruce behind. My mouth tingles wherever the gin stops to rest which is probably caused by the higher than normal alcohol proof (94.6). I can taste a light orange sweetness akin to Triple Sec or Cointreau in the background. Floral notes drift in and out of the currents of my palate, as do other citrus flavours….
You may read the full review here….
Of course I have added a few “forrest approved” cocktails including my sumptuous Key Lime Gimlet!
Enjoy the review!