The Schtick: Whistling Andy’s Pink Peppercorn and Pear gin is several years coming to us while they took a great deal of time to determine their preferred recipe. This gin contains 15 botanicals, and between distillations the distillate is macerated with pears and peppercorns before re-distillation. I’m loving the widespread innovation American distillers are employing with their gin production methods, and I’m looking forward to diving into this one. Let’s get to it.
Distiller: Whistling Andy
Bottler: Whistling Andy
Brand: Whistling Andy
ABV: 40% ABV
Nose: Bright, sweet and fun. The pepper and pear both refuse to be ignored. Sweet cream, stone fruit, pepper and some juniper . On the fruity side of things, without must or cloying sweetness.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. A hint of bubblegum, pear, and juniper. Heat is buried beneath the floral and fruity character. Not super complex, but both the pear and pepper are impossible to ignore.
Finish: Medium finish. Nice pepper character, sweet pear and cream. Not the busiest of finishes, but its clean and inviting.
Overall: This is very good gin, I really enjoy that pear character with the pepper to balance. Its not going to replace a solid London Dry mainstay, but its fun to experiment with, and works really well in both a fizz and a sour.
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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