Sloane's Dry Gin
Sloane's // Netherlands
Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was a botanist whose personal plant collection helped lead to the formation of the British Museum. This plant collection included many of the exotic botanicals frequently used to produce gin. Sloane's Dry Gin honors the legacy of Sloane's contribution to gin. Produced in The Netherlands, this gin is produced from a base of neutral-grain spirit and nine botanicals. These botanicals are individually distilled, rested for two to three months and then blended together before resting yet again. The botanicals include the requisite juniper berries along with cardamom pods, vanilla beans, licorice root, and hand-cut, whole sweet oranges and lemons.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"Overwhelming aroma of fresh oranges and a faint hint of juniper. This scent stays throughout your tasting experience. A little coriander can be detected as well. The taste begins much the same with a bittersweet spicy finish. Sweetness and the oil from the citrus stay with you after you've finished the gin. Best to use in a cocktail preparation without much need for added sugar like in a Gin Rickey. This would certainly be a gin for those just getting into the category as piney juniper flavors are nearly squashed completely."