Uncle Val's Botanical Gin

Distilled Gin

Uncle Val's // California, USA

community rating

4.19
4 out of 5 stars
( 132 )

3 Badge Mixology founder August Sebastiani created Botanical Gin in 2012 to honor his uncle, Zio Valerio. A retired physician, Mr. Valerio is also an avid cook and gardener and uses the plants he grows in his garden to prepare food with. Using the same plants and herbs his uncle would have, August created a gin. Beginning with a neutral grain spirit, five botanicals (juniper, cucumber, lemon, sage and lavender) are then seeped with the spirit and distilled. The gin is bottled at 45% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    45.0
  • Distilled Gin
    This 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.
  • Cask Type
    Unaged

Tasting Notes

"Cucumber, cucumber, and more cucumber on the nose (did I mention cucumber!?). Once it sits for a while, there is a bit of citrus and then faint juniper. The palate is clean, quite fresh and tasty. Smooth finish with a spearmint/menthol kick. A bit surprising considering all the cucumber. Very different gin indeed. Highly recommend trying it in a classic martini."

Score 88

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