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Tasting notes

Post by Jennysgin » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:21 pm

Would it be worth having a topic for tastings, either homemade or commercial?

Here's one to start:

Aquine gin

41.5%, made by the Glasgow Distillery for Lidl
Botanicals stated- juniper, coriander, angelica, orange peel, lemon peel, licorice, rosehip and bramble (leaf possibly?)

It's actually rather nice :)
A bit fruity/citrusy with a definite sweetness from the licorice

7/10

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Post by Easydrinker » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:43 am

I totally agree Jacks. :)
And it has taken this drunken idiot ages to get your post moved to it's own thread!
So come on folks, tell us what you think, about anything that you are drinking.

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Re: Tasting notes

Post by Easydrinker » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:48 am

My starter for ten.
My last neutral.
Left airing since July, when beer and whisky became more important, and it was kinda forgotten?
Not even run through the Essencia, but is very drinkable, in a vodka, no flavour sort of way.
Surely some one can trump that with flavour notes? :lol:

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Re: Tasting notes

Post by Jennysgin » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 am

Oops, where had I put it ED?
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Re: Tasting notes

Post by phantom » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:59 pm

To do that sort of thing (tasting notes etc), you need to have a "good palate".

So that's me out then.

It's why I just stick to my own tried and tested methods i.e. double distilling and carbon filtration.

Not sure if a crap sense of taste is too many years smoking or what. I've always preferred the stronger flavours so that's what I go with.

I do like gins etc, but I can't detect the sort of "hint" flavours mentioned above - it just tastes like gin to me........

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Re: Tasting notes

Post by StillDave » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:12 pm

There's a guy who has getting on for 800 videos on YouTube who reviews whiskys, and he has a palate to die for! The notes that he can pick up are quite amazing! He also has a video on how to train your palate. Well worth a watch. He also holds a land speed record at Bonnville Salt flats on a 250 Royal Enfield, sponsored by a whisky pub in Glasgow, also on YouTube, Quite a character. Give him a visit....Oh, and he's just written a book!

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Re: Tasting notes

Post by gaza the instructor » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:02 pm

Taste is a funny thing, as you say certain factors affect like
strong food, smoking and drinking Alcohol. What tastes
sweet to some is bitter to others, what tastes pleasant to
some is horrid to others. List Marmite as an example.
Gin is a minefield to the point that there is a Gin to suit
everyone.
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Re: Tasting notes

Post by Easydrinker » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:12 am

Jennysgin wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 am
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You are very good, worth your weight in Jacob's crackers!

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Re: Tasting notes

Post by Easydrinker » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:22 am

gaza the instructor wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Taste is a funny thing, as you say certain factors affect like
strong food, smoking and drinking Alcohol. What tastes
sweet to some is bitter to others, what tastes pleasant to
some is horrid to others. List Marmite as an example.
Gin is a minefield to the point that there is a Gin to suit
everyone.
I am such a Gin heathen, that all I care about is the Juniper, Corriander and a good neutral.
Already this thread has strayed.
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Re: Tasting notes

Post by Mash » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:38 am

Jennysgin wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 am
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Very good indeed.
To Gin-finity and beyond !

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