Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin
“Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin offers a somewhat different formulation. In lieu of juniper, cucumber, lemon, sage, and lavender — the key ingredients in Botanical — Restorative offers juniper, coriander, cucumber, and rose petals.”
The nose presents juniper and lemony citrus (surprising, as there’s no citrus in the gin), a brisk and powerful introduction that should keep fans of more traditional, juniper-forward gins happy.
The body folds in the florals — lots of rose petal character (considerably more than Hendrick’s) that fortunately manages to stay on this side of the perfume counter. The coriander adds an earthy element that is present mainly on the finish. Cucumbers are the only element that don’t really make a major showing. Intended to be “cooling,” the gin does have a gentler (and sweeter) let-down on the back end than you might expect, which takes things out on a refreshing and, well, restorative finish.” Find the complete review at: drinkhacker.com.
Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin
“Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin is both an excellent sipping gin and a highly versatile mixing gin for cocktails. It represents a truly unique flavor profile, starting with sharp peppercorn and evolving into char and juniper. Bold yet smooth, it stays true to the Uncle Val’s line of gins.” 35maplestreet.com.
Tasting Notes: “Crisp, earthy aroma of juniper, followed by smoky bell peppers and a clear, peppery spice on the palate. Finish is a touch smoky, with plenty of savoriness to go around.” Caskers.com.
The Walter Collective Gin
“It’s the slightest, tiniest bit of grapefruit peel. That’s the ingredient that gives this gin its shapely nose. Then there’s the juniper-not a domestic one- but a softer, Italian one. To be sure, each of the eight ingredients in Walter’s Gin was chosen for a specific reason, in an exact proportion. Go on, take a sip, and see how they unravel in a stupendous flurry of sweet, sour and spice!”
“The Walter Collective was formed to create a unique, artisanal spirits. Founded and led by Matt Melaik, The Walter Collective gets its name from the late Walter J. Bade, an inspired artist and Matt’s grandfather. You can read more about our spirits, the collective concept and Walter at: Thewaltercollective.com. Small batch gin, distilled in Bend, Oregon.
Steel Moon American Gin
“From Rich Phillips of 12 Bridges fame comes Steel Moon, a smooth, herbaceous gin distilled in small batches with 12 botanicals. It’s perfect for mixing and excellent straight up. Distilled and bottled by Dogwood Distilling LLC, Forest Grove, Oregon, for Affinity Spirits.” For more information check out their website: Affinityspirits.com.
Make sure you stop by and check out all of the new Gins that we now have in stock.(All quotes in this blog have been taken directly from the new products bottle description/or website/or review websites, and do not necessarily reflect East Bend Liquors opinion of the products).