Tasting Gin for Summer
If you’re anything like us, the extra time in quarantine has allowed us to flex our sensory muscles in our own homes. For neuroscientist and trained spectrum method taster Ellen Thomas this means a closer look at her gin collection. Read on to learn a bit more about 5 gins she had at home. Just in time for Gin and Tonic weather!
Dogfish Head Compelling Gin
Many of us know Dogfish Head for their beers. I recently learned they make several spirits too – including three gins. Their Compelling Gin, in aroma, is citrus-y (orange peel?), alcohol, and slight cardamom. In flavor, it packs a massive cardamom punch – more so than I’ve ever tasted in any other gins. I maybe get slight cinnamon underneath but cardamom dominates. I want to try making a Chai Tea Fizz with this!
As its name suggests, this gin is the most citrusy of the five. In aroma I get lime and orange – a lot of expressed notes, even some raw and distilled too. In flavor it is also very citrus-forward – sweet, distilled notes of lime and orange. There is slight piney in the background and maybe slight licorice.