UK-based producer and retailer Master of Malt have announced the launch of a “completely new concept in the world of gin” and we’re all ears. What sets the Origin Range line apart from others is the use and emphasis of juniper — gin’s main ingredient — that’s sourced from around the world, allowing the consumer to explore the effects of terrior (aka place of origin) in the final gin flavoring. Each of the four London dry gins are prepared the exact same way, distilled from English wheat spirit and using only juniper. The distillation is conducted at room temperature under a vacuum to preserve the highest amount of flavor from the juniper berry used in its production. Upon purchasing, customers can choose to add a supplementary 10ml vial of other distilled botanicals to add tradition and roundness to their bottle and may choose from Coriander, Fresh Lemon Peel, Bitter Orange Peel, Liquorice and Camomile to name but a few of the added ingredients. The Origin Range is available from Master of Malt priced at £35 (~$55 USD) per bottle.
Hit the Jump for a list of the different tastes found in the Origin Range gins, and the different areas of the world they were harvested from…
Tasting Notes for the 4 Initial Gins are:
Origin: Single Estate Juniper Spirit. Arezzo, Italy
Clean Citrus and Pine, with a really smooth creaminess on the finish. Amazingly Long.
Origin: Single Estate Juniper Spirit. Meppel, The Netherlands
Tobacco and Calves Leather, with an earthy, Coffee-Rich Finish. Much more savoury and masculine than the Arezzo.
Origin: Single Estate Juniper Spirit. Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
Perfumed, Floral notes with a fruity, slightly waxy finish. Puts me in mind of a fantastic old Clynelish…
Origin: Single Estate Juniper Spirit. Valbonë, Albania
Resinous and Blackcurrant-y notes, with hints of Tobacco and a chocolaty finish. Very rich.