The Schtick: Ginvitational Day 17! Distilled in Holyoke, MA, this bonkers unique gin comes to us with a panel of botanical such as: juniper, hibiscus, mandarin orange peel, Angelica root, cardamom, coriander and orris. It is infused with the Hibiscus petals, which explains the extremely vibrant hue of this gin. Let’s get to it.
Distiller: Hidden Tradition
Bottler: Hidden Tradition
Brand: Hidden Tradition
ABV: 40% ABV
Nose: Sweet cream, rich berry, and sweet corn. Vanilla sweetness, an icing like decadence. The Angelica and Hibiscus are evident and welcoming.
Taste: Thin but crisp on the palate, with a burst of flavor. Once again, the hibiscus can’t be ignored but the other notes are here as well and support quite nicely. Herbal, with lots of juniper and pepper, backing a light fruity sweetness.
Finish: Short finish but it’s complex and doesn’t linger more than is welcome. The Hibiscus and orange peel dominate here with a fruity bouquet that plays well with a hint of pepper.
Overall: I had concerns this would be overpowering in a floral, perfumey or fruit forward way but this nails it. This is so unique, yet so balanced and is completely versatile which I never expected. This is great neat, lovely on a cube, and this is also a powerhouse with a squeeze of lime and tonic. Great from start to finish.
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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