The Schtick: Ginvitational Day 9! Today we’re knocking out a Letherbee Gin Review. This is a gin distilled by Letherbee in Chicago, Illinois and leverages 11 botanicals. It’s also available in 200ml flask sizes, to go along with the 750ml and 1L formats, which I think is pretty awesome. Let’s get to it.
ABV: 48% ABV
Nose: Sweet and enticing, oh my. Crisp and effervescent, great grain here. Orange peel, rising bread, strong pepper and a really well integrated juniper note.
Taste: Rich on the palate, strong and bold, lots of juniper, white pepper, lime. Bold, powerful, some heat.
Finish: Long, sweet cream, pepper, lemon peel and rich cardamom. There’s a lovely almond note that carries, really elegant finish on this one.
Overall: Delectable and enticing. Powerful but not too brash, loaded with flavors I love. Really good stuff. I’m a bit surprised that I didn’t know about these folks in Chicago until now, but when Covid lifts, it’s road trip time for me. The higher levels of anise in this cause it to behave a bit like absinthe when diluted properly, which I find really interesting, as well.
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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