Review #1573 – Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

The Schtick: Ginvitational Day 3! This is batch DGIG19/139 of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin – a gin distilled at Shed using gunpowder tea as one of the botanicals.


Review #1573 | Gin Review #30

Distiller: Shed Distillery

Bottler: Shed Distillery

Brand: Drumshanbo

Selection: N/A

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Rich, herbal and fresh with juniper. Sweet cream, lavender, tea, coriander. Really well balanced.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, nice body. Heat is very well behaved. The first thing that strikes me is the sweetness – lots of vanilla cream. Then the tea and juniper hits. Delightful complexity, lots going on. Lots of pepper on the back palate.

Finish: Short but clean. Juniper and tea hang on for a while, nice exit with sweetness and pepper to keep things interesting.

Overall: Big fan of this batch as well, as it’s been some years since the last time I tried this gin. The tea really does add some pleasant complexity, and while I tried this in both a martini and a gimlet, I honestly think it’s best neat on its own where each facet of it can shine.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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Decoded:

0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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