Astronomer Gin

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 47%

Proof: 94°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Armenia Armenia

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Astronomer Gin is the first release by Science and Spirit, an Armenia-based company exploring innovative ideas for spirits production. They have developed a low-pressure (vacuum) distilling system and this is employed to make this gin.

Release No.1 (the batch I sampled and rated)
Low-pressure (vacuum) distilled at 18°C with 12 botanicals and pomegranate infused in a neutral grain spirit.: Andaliman, Angelica, Cardamon, Coriander, Citrus, Frankincense, Juniper, Iris, Pomegranate, Liquorice, Nutmeg, Timut, Qassia.

Release No.2
Low-pressure (vacuum) distilled at 19 С with 21 botanicals and pomegranate infused in a neutral grain spirit.
Botanicals: Pomegranate plus two types of Juniper, Cardamom, Thai Cardamom, Frankincense, Mandarin Peel, Grapefruit Peel, Orris Root, Jasmine Flower, Elderflower, Lavender Flower, Rose Petals, Chamomile Flower, Nutmeg, Timut Pepper, Andaliman Pepper, Cassia Bark, Coriander, Angelica Root, Black Currant Leaf, Elecampane Root.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 04/10/2022

Appearance:

(bottle No. 142 from batch No.1) Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Beguiling fresh zesty citrus and floral aromas with juicy berry and light piney juniper.

Taste:

Dry and very well-balanced with juniper prominent but not dominant. Zesty citrus is enhanced by well-judged complex freshening spice

Aftertaste:

Long and pleasing with lingering nutty juniper and enlivening spice.

Overall:

This gin's alcoholic strength and botanical brightness remind me of Monkey 47, although the folk behind this Armenian gin achieve this with just 13 botanicals. Astronomer Gin's dumpy screen-printed colourful black bottle also helps it stand out from the crowd.

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