Profile: Fruit, Sweet. Taste: Orange peel, purple flower, nutmeg. Recommended Garnish: Orange slice, clove. Another approachable gin from the Cognac region of France. Since it plays well with fruit and spice, this is a great gin for cocktails with those elements.
Profile: Fruit, Sweet. Taste: Grape, white flower, ginger. Recommended Garnish: Green grape, tarragon. A very friendly spirit for gin novices. It has a pleasant round mouthfeel, edges on sweetness, and does not have a strong juniper flavor.
Profile: Savory, Dry. Taste: White flower, cucumber, tea. Recommended Garnish: Cucumber. A very approachable, flagship gin. Plays well with floral and herbal elements. I like infusing sake with fresh dill and sushi ginger, then mixing 2 parts sake with 1 part Hendrick’s for a crisp, herbal martini.
Profile: Savory, Complex. Taste: Kelp, thyme, moss. Recommended Garnish: Ginger, green olive, rosemary. Burly and broad. This oak-aged gin is very complex with a range of heavy flavors. Crisp aromatics balance out the full-on flavor assault. This is the Lumberjack of the gin world!
Profile: Savory, Clean Taste: Tomato, basil, olive. Recommended Garnish: Tomato, celery. This gin plays very well with savory and earthy elements. Tomato and celery work harmoniously with the tomato and basil elements of this gin.
Profile: Fruit, Herbal. Taste: Juniper, lemon peel, almond. Recommended Garnish: Lemon peel, mint. This gin craves citrus, mint plays perfectly with the botanicals. If you enjoy a dry martini, try your next Bombay Sapphire martini with a lemon twist–you will be amazed at how this tiny garnish transforms the flavor of the gin!
Profile: Fruit, Clean. Taste: White flower, citrus peel, liquorice. Recommended Garnish: Grapefruit. A clean, fruit-forward gin that binds especially well with grapefruit. The best of both worlds: distilled in England, made with fresh Icelandic water.
Profile: Floral, Complex. Taste: Kelp, thyme. Recommended Garnish: Blackberry, rosemary lime. Full body and herbal. Rosemary pairs well with the savory kelp and thyme notes, blackberry adds a bit of tart acid to liven it up.
Profile: Floral, Sweet. Taste: Peppermint, lemon, liquorice. Recommended Garnish: Mint, lime. Move over mojito. This was a surprisingly pleasing gin introduced to Klaustur Bar by a dear guest from the States. This shows you how the Gin Revolution has moved to areas of the world that would surprise you for quality spirit production!
Profile: Spicy, Complex. Taste: Pink peppercorns, honey suckle, bergamot. Recommended Garnish: Green grape, tarragon. Subtle spiciness from the pink peppercorn, and a rich pleasing mouthfeel. Could you expect anything but quality from a product made in Cognac, France?