Flemish Gin Twenty Three (FG 20-3)

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Produced by: Stokerij De Moor
UK consumer PR by: Euro Strategies Ltd
UK trade PR by: Euro Strategies Ltd
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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Belgium Belgium

Flemish Gin Twenty Three (sometimes written FG 20-3) is a small batch gin based on grain neutral spirit redistilled with less than 10% malt liquor (used for making genever). This base is the redistilled with 23 botanicals (hence the name) in a 250 litre Holstein copper pot still.
The ‘Twenty Three’ botanicals used are: juniper, coriander, angelica, cinnamon, orris root, cassia, cardamom, liquorice, star anise, lemon and orange peels, cubeb pepper, grains of paradise, lavender blossom, hops, gentian, nutmeg, yarrow, rosemary, cloves, ginger, carob (St John’s Bread) and blessed thistle.

FG 20-3 Gin is made at De Moor Distillery, a fourth generation family-owned distillery in Aalst, Belgium, by Patrick Van Schandevijl.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 30/06/2014

Appearance:

Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Fresh and clean. Piney, camphor, eucalyptus and faint overripe banana juniper notes with aromatic coriander seed, delicate Satsuma orange and lemon zest, and hop-like angelica. Subtle but enlivening spice with fragrant parma violets floral scents.

Taste:

Clean with a surprisingly soft mouthfeel - especially considering the high alc./vol.. Juniper to the fore with liquorice and good supporting angelica and coriander. Distinct floral character with underlying rootyness, invigorating spice and zesty citrus. Harmonious and well-balanced.

Aftertaste:

Parma violet notes linger with pine and peppery spice.

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