Amarula African Gin

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of South Africa South Africa

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From the makers of Amarula Cream Liqueur, this African Gin is based on marula fruit spirit distilled with juniper berries, orange peel and blossom, and grains of paradise. The botanicals are steeped in the pot still for 24 hours prior to distillation to allow the flavours to infuse in the alcohol.

The marula fruits, which look like plums, are hand-collected, washed, destoned, and pulped. The fermented pulp is then distilled into marula fruit spirit. This spirit is then redistilled with four botanicals.

The marula fruit grows in Africa's subequatorial plains and elephants are attracted by the scent of ripe marula fruit and gather beneath their trees. This alerts local communities to start the harvest, running from January to March every year.

Amarula is a brand committed to supporting the wider ecosystem of the marula fruit. The Amarula Trust was originally set up to safeguard the African elephant – vital to the marula fruit harvest – and preserve the legacy of its local communities.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 20/10/2022

Appearance:

Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Piney juniper with zesty orange, tangerine juice and freshly cracked red peppercorns.

Taste:

Juniper leads with orange blossom, zesty orange and ripe sweet tangerine (perhaps the Marula fruit). Grains of paradise add enlivening spice.

Aftertaste:

Long zesty juniper finish with lingering orange.

Overall:

Reassuringly juniper-led with attractive zesty orange and bursts of sweet juicy citrus fruit. The level of spice from the grains of paradise is enough to enliven without turning the gin overly spicy.

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Difford's Guide Certification

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5029704220700
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

Raw Materials

Other raw material(s): Marula Fruit

Composition

C02 injected? No

Accreditation

Suitable for Vegetarians
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More about Amarula African Gin

Owned by: Distell Group Limited
UK distribution by: Distell