Review: Triple Beam Gin (North of 7 Distillery) / by Jason Hambrey

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Distiller North of 7 Distillery (Ottawa, Canada)

A gin from North of 7 distillery here in Ottawa. They hand dry the juniper to get the moisture levels they want, and this is the baby of one of the two distillery owners. It is made with 11 botanicals (including local juniper), measured on their triple beam scale (hence the name), and is distilled from their vodka base (from corn and sugar) in their dedicated gin still. North of 7 use a variety of botanicals to craft their gin - juniper, coriander, Angelica root, orris root, lime peel, caraway, cardamom, aniseed, licorice root, black pepper, and nutmeg.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2017

The nose is spicy and lightly soapy, with peppery spice all around a soft juniper and citrus centre. Not a sharp gin, but rather a broad and easy one – full of complexity. The palate is soft and citrusy, rising to a spicy crescendo of black pepper, coriander, and clove before dying down to a finish of dried mixed citrus peel, light juniper, white pepper and light green chilli. Enjoyable to sip, good on ice, and mixes very well.

Assessment: Recommended.