Great Basin Bristlecone Gin

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Made in Utah
no GMO
Artesian Well Water

Great Basin Bristlecone Pines are remarkable for their great age and ability to survive adverse growing conditions. In fact, it seems one secret to their longevity is the harsh desert stretching from Utah to California, in which most Bristlecone Pines grow.

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How to Taste

Make sure you have a clean palate (your mouth). Common palate cleansers are bread or unsalted crackers.

The first thing to look for when tasting a new gin is what it looks like. Take note of its color, is it clear or cloudy, light, golden or dark – this can help prepare your brain for what is about to come next.

Commonly referred to as “nosing” this is where you sniff the gin to soak in those delicious aromas. Short quick sniffs are best to capture different aromas. You have about 7 seconds before your nose gives up and stops noticing things so try and identify things quickly.

The first sip is always a bit of a shock to the tongue, so take a small sip to get the light burn out of the way so you can then focus on the flavors.

Take a second, slower sip and let the gin float around your mouth and the vapors float into your nose to identify more aromas. Here you want to look for sweetness, bitterness and spiciness & acidity. Make a note of what you observe.

Next, take another sip and pay attention to the consistency or the gin, is it smooth, light, thick? Does the flavor intensify or stay the same? Compare this to what you noticed in The View above.

Swallow the gin and pay attention to the after taste. How quickly does it fade away? Do more flavors present themselves, do other flavors disappear?

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