The Whisky Exchange
Aged: No age statement
Product of: United Kingdom
Originally named Kammerlings, the brand was relaunched as under the name Kamm & Sons on 17-January 2012 as a result of a legal issue with a similar-sounding brand in Germany (Kuemmerling). The new name Kamm & Sons reflects the involvement of members of Alex's family - his father sits on the board of directors, his brother is the Kamm & Sons designer and his cousin is the web developer. The name also references the story behind the spirit's unique flavour profile - Alex's great grandfather's work as a confectionist specializing in herbal remedies.
In 2014, Alex Kammerling announced that the bottle and label design of Kamm & Sons was changing due to its previously having "a confusing consumer message" with people "not sure what ginseng is or what it tastes like". The new 700ml format bottle promotes the drink as a pre-dinner aperitif rather than focusing on the main ginseng flavour profile.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 01/02/2011
Clear, bright Indian gold, saffron appearance.
Complex nose is hard to disassemble but includes aniseed, juniper, lemon and orange zest, and rhododendron bush in flower.
Bitter-sweet, spicy herbal palate with strong vegetal notes and rich honey.
Bitter herbal finnish. Overall, very reminiscent of an Italian bitter liqueur.