Amazzoni hails from Brazil and lays declare to being Latin America’s “most awarded gin.” That could be powerful to fact-check, so let’s give attention to what we do know: The gin is made within the first distillery in Brazil that’s unique to gin, and Latin America’s largest craft gin distillery. Whereas Amazzoni’s base spirit is (presumably bulk) “cereal alcohol,” there’s loads of extra detailed information about its distinctive botanical make-up:
Amazzoni … brings collectively from this land 5 elements by no means explored earlier than as botanical ideas in a gin: Juniper berries in fact, after which laurel, lemon, coriander, tangerine and pink pepper. Plus the first-time elements from the guts of the Amazonian forest: cocoa, Brazil nut, maxixe, victoria regia, and cipò cravo. [Details on all of these can be found here.]
Right now we’re trying solely at Amazzoni’s straight, typically branded as “premium” gin. The corporate additionally produces two different varieties, an Outdated Tom type and a curious black gin, which we haven’t seen. Let’s dig in.
Spoiler alert: This ain’t your father’s Tanqueray. There’s undoubtedly lots happening right here, beginning off with a nostril that’s woodsy and earthy, notes of underbrush melding with ample pine components. These overtones proceed properly into the palate — dry as could possibly be, with notes of sassafras, white pepper, coriander, and a long-simmering, smoldering earthiness that’s intense andwell- spiced, providing secondary components of vague citrus peel — extra lime than tangerine — and a contact bitter on the end. The gin isn’t significantly refreshing and the traditional, bracing sense, extra understated and distinctly verdant, with hints of lime leaf taking issues out.
My expectation is that this can be a considerably divisive gin, not a flexible operator however extra of a brooding thinkpiece to function a base for a posh cocktail.