GSN Review: Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin

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I am continuously surprised at the sheer variety of gins available today.  However, few of them have a heritage as old as Nolet’s.  Founded in 1691 and still run by the 10th generation son of Joannes Nolet, they not only produce world-class genevers, but also Ketel One vodka and most recently Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin.  Using unusual botanicals such as rose petals,  white peach and raspberries, they’ve created a spirit which is unlike anything else on the market.  But not to worry gin lovers, the heart of this spirit is intensely juniper.

Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin (95.2 proof)
Visual: Clear.
Nose: A hefty dose of evergreen.  Extremely juniper forward with almost no citrus notes.
Taste: Intensely dry and with plenty of juniper flavor.  Lots of spicy black pepper with just the slightest hint of citrus. Extraordinarily floral and elegant.  The kind of gin that you will never forget once you’ve tasted it.  A powerhouse of flavor.
Finish:  Medium long with a crisp, almost tannic quality.  I’m reminded of the flavor of fresh-cut grass, oddly enough.
Overall: Quite dry and robust.  Well done and quite mixable.  A gin that will stand up to anything you throw against it.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Nolet Gin