Distiller: Joseph A Magnus
Bottler: Joseph A Magnus
Brand: Vigilant District
ABV: 57% ABV
Nose: Rich, powerful, savory and sweet. Theres a lot going on here, quite spice driven, with a hint of darker fruits, like fig, currant and some tobacco. Really interesting for a gin, but really decadent and inviting.
Taste: The palate is rich, oily, savory, almost opulent. Strong juniper, pepper, honey, black currant and date candies. A hint of heat, but the pepper and sweetness play against each other without flaw. Delicious.
Finish: Long finish, rich and powerful. The fig is pronounced, along with pepper, tobacco, juniper and a honey element. This drinks almost like a cocktail in and of itself due solely to the complexity here. The finish hangs heavy, and for quite some time. Wow.
Overall: This is fantastic. Not only is the quality there, it manages to play the part of experimenter and performer equally well. I love the fig note, and the pepper and juniper manage the sweetness really, really well. Great work, Magnus.
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