Willem Barentsz Premium Gin

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Bottle size: 70cl
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alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Based on a blend of two different grain spirits, wheat neutral alcohol from the UK and rye spirit from Central Europe, both distilled from GM free grain. This is re-distilled with nine botanicals that are steeped in the spirit for 24 hours prior to distillation.
The nine botanicals which flavour Willem Barentsz Premium Gin:
 • Jasmine from China
 • Juniper from Macedonia
 • Coriander seeds from Romania/Bulgaria
 • Angelica root from Poland
 • Orange peel from Spain
 • Almonds from Spain
 • Liquorice from China
 • Cassia Bark from Indonesia
 • Orris Root from Italy

This gin is named after and Captain Willem Barentsz, a Dutch navigator and Arctic explorer who went on three expeditions in search of a northeast passage. During the last of this expeditions he was stranded with his crew on Novaya Zemlya (an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean) for almost a year and he died on the return voyage in 1597. The Barents Sea is named after him.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 10/09/2016

Appearance:

Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Pungent jasmine blossom dominates with piney juniper and liquorice.

Taste:

Jasmine is still very present but more classical gin botanicals, particularly juniper are more obvious.

Aftertaste:

Jasmine continues to dominate what is otherwise a London dry styled gin.

Overall:

Jasmine blossom distinguishes this otherwise botanically classic London dry gin. Indeed, it would be fair to describe Willem Barentsz as a jasmine flavoured London dry gin – so much so that it could perhaps benefit from the jasmine being dialled back.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 060469 130002
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Willem Barentsz Gin

Produced by: Thames Distillers Ltd
Owned by: Willem Barentsz Ltd
UK distribution by: Vine Distribution Services (VDS UK Ltd)
UK consumer PR by: Domino Communications

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