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Review: Top Shelf Gin

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 27, 2020

Top Shelf Distillers are located in Perth, a town in Eastern Ontario, located on the Tay River, about 80 kilometres southwest of Ottawa. At one time Perth was home to four distilleries, the two most famous, McLaren and Spalding & Stewart, were located in limestone buildings alongside the Tay River catering to the tastes of the early Scottish settlement by producing malt whisky similar to the Scottish style of the day.

Top Shelf Distillers have began to once again bottle spirits in Perth. Vodka and Gin are their core brands, making up most of the distilleries total volume, with their primary market being Ontario. They have also began to sell their spirits in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

Top Shelf Gin is presented as a classic citrus forward gin with a botanical selection which includes Juniper berries, fresh & dried Grapefruit peel, faint notes of Cardamom, Angelica and Licorice root.

Here is a link to my review:

Review: Top Shelf Gin

“… Scents of juniper are melded with licorice which softens the piny edge of the spirit making it just a little softer and more earthy. (The angelica may be exerting its influence as well.) Alongside we notice the effect of cardamom and citrus (in particular grapefruit peel)  as they provide a spicy accent. …”

Please enjoy the review which concludes with my recipe suggestion, the Top Shelf Gin and Tonic.

Chimo!

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