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This is clearly Well Drink level gin. So, I am rating it at that level. It is a good, general-purpose gin that should mix well in most instances. I have had it straight, and it is actually pretty good. Not at the level of Tanqueray, but pretty good. It is priced at half of what you would pay for Tanqueray. But, it is definitely better than that. Actually, it is pretty impressive for $14.99 for 750 ml.
New Amsterdam “might as well be vodka” Gin.
All I have to say is, after making 2 gin and tonic’s, I rechecked the bottle 3 time thinking I accidentally bought vodka… So I finally took a few sips of it straight up to check it. It wasn’t until then that I could finally just test the juniper. On its own it was kinda nice and mild… However, unless you don’t like gin but still want to drink it straight for some reason, I would never recommend it. The only person I know that like to drinking straight gin, is my 94 year old grandfather. So needless to say, I will NEVER buy it again, even to save a few bucks!!!
I did just discover something new recently that I’d recommend. If you want a little lighter, smooth and slightly sweeter like Tanqueray, there is a Japanese gin called Roku. Loved it! Give it a try
Without initially knowing what a "modern" gin, I immediately preferred this one to other gins I've tried. It has a lovely citrus-forward scent. It's refreshing to sip and tastes like the zest of an orange--bright with a hint of pepperiness and a mild bitter "aftershock" that isn't overpowering.
This is the first gin I've tried that I'd actually be happy to sip cold and neat. If, like me, you've found other gins overwhelmingly herbaceous, I'd give the one of these American-style gins a try. This one is not expensive, so it's probably a good place to start.