Diplôme Dry Gin, an historic gin from the city of Dijon, France uses the original 1945 recipe crafted during WWII and designated the official gin for the American army stationed throughout Europe. The recipe for Diplôme Dry Gin is one of the oldest in France. Using natural botanicals sourced from Europe and Morocco, Diplôme Dry Gin is made from a selection of juniper berries, coriander, whole lemons, orange peel, angelica, saffron, iris root and fennel seed.
Today, the gin is catching on in Japan, Australia, Canada and much of Europe. After 70 years, Diplôme made its debut in the U.S. in late February, 2016, launching first in Boston, New York, and Chicago.
Diplôme Dry Gin (88 proof)
Nose: High, dry, crisp juniper framed with a faint citrus nose. Juniper is the headliner here as it should be in an old-school style dry gin.
Taste: Slight sweetness highlighted by orange oil and lemon rind at the front, then a more spicy headiness kicks in with very dry juniper and sharp crushed black pepper notes. An elegant and refined blend of botanicals balances everything out.
Finish: Medium long with a brut finish enhanced with a semblance of both green and black pepper.
Overall: An excellent gin in the traditional style of a London Dry, but with a little extra character and finesse. Perfect for gin forward cocktails and punches. Yes, please.
GSN Rating: A-
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