Truman & Orange have been a massive boon to SA gin lovers, having formerly brought the Malfy Italian Gin as well as Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin to our market. They’re back at it again, but this time the super-premium Brooklyn Gin is what they’re offering to discerning gin enthusiasts.
What makes Brooklyn Gin a “super-premium” gin is the crafting method and ingredients that are used. Their meticulously perfected recipe uses the impeccable natural ingredients of Eureka lemon, Key and Persian lime, navel oranges and kumquats.
All of which are hand-cut to release essential oils and bring the complexity of the tastes to the fore. Further, these ingredients are used fresh, as opposed to many other gins that use dried ingredients in their manufacturing process.
Here are some key facts about the gin:
- Color: Clear
- Nose: Fresh and crisp citrus aroma with touches of lavender.
- Taste: Complex and layered flavours combining citrus and herbal lavender notes.
- Finish: Smooth and long with a distinguished floral note.
- Awards: Double Gold (2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Double Gold (2015 New York Wine and Spirits Competition), 91 Points (Ultimate Spirits Challenge).
The founders of Brooklyn Gin took the plunge and split from a large spirits manufacturer back in 2010, with the vision of creating a gin using the best ingredients and traditional methods. Coming from Brooklyn in New York, the unique and creative atmosphere had a huge impact on the two founders Joe Santos and Emil Jattne.
Brooklyn Gin is available at most high-end liquor stores for a retail price of R799 – check out their site to learn more about the gin and brand!