Review #734 | /r/Gin Review #4 – Far North Spirits Gustaf Navy Strength Gin
The Schtick: This is a craft distillery from Minnesota that produces a wide variety of products. I reviewed their Roknar Estate Rye some time ago. I like gin a lot and find that most craft distilleries usually make a pretty good gin/vodka/rum even if their whiskey isn’t up to snuff yet, so I gave this a go.
Gustaf Gin is made with 11 botanicals, including Meyer lemon, grains of paradise, fennel, coriander and meadowsweet.
Distiller: Far North Spirits
Bottler: Far North Spirits
ABV: 57% ABV
Source: Bottle, purchased
Nose: Grassy, super floral and almost corn forward. Really sweet nose, confectioners sugar. Pastries. Def not a dry gin, and the sweetness is almost reminiscent of unaged corn distillate. Weeeeeeeeird.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, with some heat. Floral and oerfume forward. Sweet, bread and honey, confectioners sugar and pepper. Grainy, corn and still super reminiscent of floral moonshine.
Finish: Short finish with some heat, fairly floral and grain forward.
Overall: This was interesting in that it is one of the more unique gins I’ve consumed and reviewed. Almost too sweet though and the heat on the finish made this rough neat. It was super unique in some cocktails, though.
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