Cocktails with… Bartenders Finest Dry Gin

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Bartenders Dry Gin

Followers of the World of Gin section may recall that, unusually, the sample for my review of Polish Gin, Gin Lubuski, came from my friend Seva in the USA. (I later reviewed the lime version, which I picked up in Spain.) Today, I am looking at a bottle of a Romanian Gin that has also gone from Europe to North America and back again.

The gin in question is called Bartenders Premier Finest Dry Gin. It is distilled in Romania by S.C. Global Spirits Company S.R.L. and is bottled at 40% ABV.

On its own
Nose: Chocolate and pine.
Taste: Quite intense and fiery, with notes of citrus, pine and coriander, and a full, slightly viscous texture. The power of the alcohol also stays with you for a while.

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Gin & Tonic
Reasonable pine and citrus make this quite a light and refreshing Gin & Tonic. It’s nothing special, but a good thirst quencher.

Martini
Creamy citrus to start, with just a hint of chalkiness and then some pine. Whilst not bad, this is improved by an olive garnish.

Negroni
This is a simple Negroni: the gin takes a bit of a backseat to the other ingredients, however some pine does comes through. The drink is warming with a long finish; not excellent, but quite drinkable.

In Conclusion
Bartenders Gin is not the most amazing gin out there, but, at the right price, would be perfectly acceptable and could be a good mixing gin. My favourite drink of those that I tried was the Gin & Tonic.

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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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