Cocktails with… TUB Gin from Colorado, USA

TUB Gin hails from the US state of Colorado, which is something of a hotspot for American small-batch distillation with the likes of Leopolds, CapRock and Roundhouse all hailing from the state.

Made from grain alcohol, it contains the following botanicals:

Juniper
Coriander
Angelica
Orris Root
Liquorice
Lemon
Lime

TUB Gin is bottled at 40% ABV.

The Taste

Own
Nose: Juniper and creamy citrus, followed by some fresh fruit flesh like cut apples.
Taste: Floral citrus notes with a creamy quality were followed by a piney, creamy juniper towards the end. There was a fair bit of liquorice, too, which added some sweetness. Towards the end, there was some peppery heat to it.

Gin & Tonic
This was a floral and very citrusy G&T with just a hint of bitterness at the end. It also had some perfumed pine elements, reminding me a little of a Xoriguer Gin & Tonic. Very refreshing.

Martini
Rather nice, sweet citrus and coriander comes through more than juniper but the pine is still there. Pleasant and very crisp.

In Conclusion
Citrus and floral notes are the order of the day with TUB gin; it is also quite intense and definitely full of flavour. As noted before, it reminds me a little of Xoriguer Gin. Given this and the sweetness from the liquorice, it is slightly reminiscent of what some folks argue Old Tom Gin tastes like.

Special thanks to Seva for his help with this article.

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partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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