Junipero Gin - 70cl - 49.3% ABV
It doesn’t take too much of a stretch of the imagination to work out what Junípero Gin is about - JUNIPER! Launched over 20 years ago in 1998, Junípero Gin truly was one of the first of the craft gins to hit the market.
There's plenty of Juniper on the nose, taste and finish - which comes as an obvious part of the tasting so the real question here is whether it is one dimensional and singular...
Gladly, Junípero Gin is a complex affair. The citrus eases in proceedings just enough, while cassia, grains of paradise and cubeb all add a fair amount of botanical heat to the spirit, which at 49.3% is hot to say the least. It’s a traditional gin, more than a bit boozy and while many will look past it because of that, it’s in the classicism that lies both the beauty of Junípero and the best way to work with it in a G&T or other cocktails.