Here at week 2 of gin reviews and we are know in a gin that comes to us from England, that was then shipped to Iceland, and has been described as being made similar to a Scottish single malt – because why not. However while last week we had a good martini gin, this is simply mediocre and overpriced to compensate.
It’s slightly odd that it’s distilled in England, but then blended with stuff in Iceland, but I suppose it’s meant to exemplify worldy-ness and the usage of Icelandic water for it’s ‘purity’. Which is hilarious considering I just think of volcanic ash dirtying the waters (then again it’s charcoal so maybe that’s why it filters out.)
What they Say: “Martin Miller’s Gin is center batch distilled like a good malt whisky using only the heart of the spirit and 10 hand-picked botanicals. Distilled in England, Martin Millers’ Gin is then shipped to Iceland where it is blended with Icleandic spring water — the purest water on earth. ”
Taste: 5.0 – Almost nothing at first, but you get a slightly cheap gin taste.
Aftertaste: 5.5 – It gets a bit more floral here; however I am not a huge fan of it.
Burn/Smooth: 4.5 – There is a bit of burn here, and it’s not really smooth.
Aroma: 5.5 – There’s a nice coriander/lavender smell here, but it really feels more floral for a gin.
Manliness: 6.5 – The odd distillation, and bottle are unique, and it does nothing to shoot itself in the foot. There isn’t much though that makes it terribly manly so it only gets partial rewards here.
Gin and Tonic: 5.5 – Makes a halfway decent Gin and Tonic.
Red Baron: 5.0 – Nothing bad to report here.
Value: 3.0 – This is just shit value. While I got in NH for much cheaper – please do not buy this.
Google Shop Average: $31
Metric Score: 35.2500/70 |+| Metric Average: 5.04 |+| Reviewer Average: 5.0
Final Thoughts: This was an attempt by me to once again try to find a new gin, something like Hendricks to replace what is currently stocked in the Lounge. Sadly however that does not seem to be the case.