Gammel Dansk Bitter Dram

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Discerning Drinkers (4 ratings)
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Bottle size: 70cl
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alc./vol: 38%

Proof: 76°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Denmark Denmark

The name of this bitters brand literally translates to 'old Danish' and it is a cult product in its native Denmark. Unusually for a 'bitters', this is a relatively modern brand, launched in 1964 to capitalise on the growth in popularity of bitter liqueurs.

Gammel Dansk is flavoured with 29 different herbs, berries and aromatic oils and undergoes a three-month marrying period prior to bottling. (We note that recent samples are 38% alc./vol. while older samples are 42% alc./vol..)

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 01/05/2011

Appearance:

Clear, rusty brown with golden highlights.

Aroma:

Cracked black pepper and sweet cinnamon and nutmeg nose with warm cloves and red berry fruit.

Taste:

Aggressive bitter, dry, pine juniper palate with tannin, and much need sweet fruity flavours.

Aftertaste:

Aromatic, liquorice finish with fruit compôte struggling for attention over the bitterness. We'd score this highly if presented in a bitters bottle with a dropper and aimed at being dripped into Manhattans.

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Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

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