House Spirits Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: June 13, 2015 in American Gin, Gin

Aviation American Gin 42%

The base spirit is distilled from rye and it uses the following botanicals: Juniper, Lavender, Anise, Sarsaparilla, Orange peel and Cardamom.Tasted: Oct 2014

Nose: A little soapy with lavender, lemon, angelica along with a touch of liquorice and wood spices. Quite dense and I have to say the spirit character is a little on the meaty side!

Palate: Glacialy clean and fresh (no meatiness here!) with buckets of lemon and lime. Subtle juniper and light sweet, spices follow.

Finish: Medium length with the bitter spices coming through.

Conclusion: An unusual nose to say the least.

Aviation American Gin 42%

Re-Tasted: Mar 2017

The nose is quite floral with subtle lavender and citrus notes. The juniper is quite sweet but overall the sweet/ citrus balance is good. However there is a slightly must spice character.

The palate displays more of the musty spice and earth. There’s also more juniper character with hints lavender and sweet citrus. Pleasantly spiced finish, although that mustiness is off putting

 

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