Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
London Dry Gin
Ophir // England
Opihr [o-peer] uses botanicals such as cubeb berries, Tellicherry black peppers, cumin seeds, cardamom, and ginger among others to highlight Asian flavors. This London Dry Gin is distilled at G & J Distillers in northwest England. It was launched in 2013 by Quintessential Brands and is now available in the U.S.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
"The ginger comes through the boldest, but more in a ginger ale sort of way. Black pepper, cardamom and a touch of cumin come in a right behind ginger. The spices lead the way on your palate with a nice mix of spicy heat and spicy warmth. The cardamom lingers seductively. This is a gin that varies from the typical Western style which often use lots of floral and fruits. Cocktails utilizing teas, like hibiscus or even a Bramble cocktail with the spices in the gin playing off the blackberries would be a lovely drink."