Review: Ungava Canadian Premium Dry Gin / by Jason Hambrey

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Made from 6 arctic botanicals
Distiller N/A (Quebec)

I'm not sure what the base is, but this gin is flavored with 6 botanicals, harvested in the summer in arctic Quebec: wild rose hip, crowberry, labrador tea, cloudberry, arctic blend, and Nordic juniper. It sells for $35 in Ontario.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: N/A
  • Bottling Code: NL17c 815 H:1503
  • Bottling Date: 2015

Juniper, but broadly citrusy on the nose, even with some woody and oaky notes. Caramel, anise, cola, allspice, black pepper, and citrus peel on the nose. The palate is sharp, with juniper, anise, and light brown sugar before a broad, evergreen finish with a good dose of spice. Lots going on, and it is quite easy to drink, especially over ice. I like to mix with this one, as it really does showcase Canada. I like my gins a bit more juniper-centric and sharper (don’t get me wrong, I quite like this stuff), but this is more of a „modern” gin which many people are after these days.

Assessment: Recommended.