Review #1671 – Vigilant District Dry Gin

The Schtick: Containing some really interesting infusions, our Ginvitational Day 29 gin comes in swinging. Magnus Vigilant District Dry Gin contains mint, juniper, marionberry, grapefruit and orange, which promises to deliver some interesting flavors. Let’s give it a go.

Review #1671 | Gin Review #57

Distiller: Joseph A Magnus

Bottler: Joseph A Magnus

Brand: Vigilant District

Selection: N/A

ABV: 42% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Fresh, ripe, juicy and effervescent. Lots of great citrus, honey, apples, pears, orange and more. Light vanilla character, sweet honey, really enticing.

Taste: Fresh, crisp and complex on the palate. Juniper takes a back seat to a fruit hat like quantity of notes – cucumber, strawberry, lemon, lime, orange. Bright and sweet.

Finish: Finish is lighter here, still very fruity, but with a hint more juniper. Long, fairly rich. Loaded with that lovely apple note playing off white pepper and juniper.

Overall: This is really wild, its real fruity and light with plenty of citrus to keep things interesting. This makes a delightful gin fizz, and played really well in a dirty martini as well, which surprised me (in a good way).

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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