GSN Review: Portofino Dry Gin

Portofino Dry Gin was created with a passion for the Italian village of Portofino. 21 botanicals are used, each one selected for their aromatic properties. Juniper, lemon, lavender, rosemary, marjoram, sage, iris and rose are combined with other local ingredients that evoke the taste of traditional Ligurian cuisine. Handpicked in a botanical sanctuary on the hills of Portofino. The region’s unique microclimate allows lush Mediterranean vegetation to grow all year round, and each botanical is ripened by the sea breezes and warm sun of the Italian Riviera.

Produced by an antique Italian distillery, each batch of Portofino Dry Gin is made using a combination of traditional and innovative methods: from an old Italian copper pot still used to distill local liqueur and grappa to a state-of-the- art technology that produces vacuum distillation preserving the aromas from Portofino Dry Gin’s most delicate botanicals.

Distilled and bottled in Italy from Italian wheat alcohol, Portofino Dry Gin is gluten-free and is exclusively made using natural ingredients; without added sugar, artificial flavors or preservatives.

GSN’s Remarks: Warm and bright citrus greet the palate, with a fresh and lively garden-like portfolio of herbs and flowers playing a strong supporting role. The juniper of course takes center stage, with a bracing and pine-like flavor that lasts long in the finish. There are hints of spice that tickle the tastebuds as well, giving this gin a memorable ending. We like this one in fruit forward cocktails and punches. GSN Rating: A-

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