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Posts Tagged ‘Rouge Society Distilling’

Review: Scapegrace Small Batch Dry Gin

Posted by Arctic Wolf on March 6, 2020

Scapegrace Dry Gin is produced in New Zealand, by Rouge Society Distilling. Their New Zealand gin was of course called Rouge Society Gin which worked out quite well until it was pointed out that a beer company in America had a similar name. This prevented Rouge Society from being able to export their gin into the European Union as the beer company apparently got their first. Looking for a new name, the rouge gentleman settled upon Scapegrace which apparently is an eighteenth century word for rouge.

The company produces three gins, their Premium Dry Gin which is the subject of this review, a Premium Gold Dry Gin and a Premium Black Dry Gin.

The Premium Dry Gin is apparently produced upon a 19th century John Dore Still using 12 classic botanicals, juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander seeds, nutmeg, cardamom pods, angelica root, cloves, licorice root, orris root, cinnamon sticks, cassia bark, and dried tangerine.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Scapegrace Small Batch Dry Gin

“… Juniper and licorice play alongside fresh citrus zest and lightly spicy cardamom notes. These scents and aromas all seem softened somewhat with a touch of warm earthiness implied. Faint wisps from the other botanicals seem to weave in and out. The cinnamon and nutmeg add just a touch of pungency to the breezes, and hints of both orange and lemon appear and disappear …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my serving suggestion, the Gin Martini.




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