Distiller’s Notes – Devil’s Bathtub Gin
Below are my notes on a focused tasting of Devil’s Bathtub Gin in a single sitting. Spirit tastings are performed neat at room temperature in a glencairn glass to provide the best flavor experience. For further info, please see the spirit page for Devil’s Bathtub Gin.
Nose: Mild aromatic juniper and citrus, sweet and warm. Nougat and grape like fullness under a spicy mixture of cinnamon, aromatic cloves, with subtle fresh cucumber
Palate: Wispy floral with a complex spice profile. Black pepper and juniper are pronounced with cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet notes supporting.
Finish: lingers, full body mouth feel with an evolving bitterness that remains.
Devil’s Bathtub Gin falls into a diverse and evolving category of the gin world. It’s a contemporary twist on the typical dry, heavily juniper forward gins. I made a concerted effort to utilize a litany of complex, and complementary spices and herbs to great an interesting backdrop that, often times, is more interesting than the juniper notes itself. I feel like Devil’s Bathtub Gin has delivered on this effort.
Remember tasting is subjective. Half the fun is exploring what comes to mind when nosing, sipping and experiencing good spirits.
-Teal Schlegel, Head Distiller