Traditionally merchants would travel thousands of miles along the route, trading exotic spices and botanicals from distant lands. Build in our globe glass (or Collins glass) with ice. I actually finished my gin on the rocks, a style I usually avoid and enjoyed it immensely. On ginfoundry.com, I learn quite a bit. But hey, what is that? Oriental Gin, Tellicherry comes from grafted Malabar plants grown on Mount Tellicherry on the Malabar Coast in in the state of Kerala. Soft camphor, some sweetness and oriental spices create a warm mouth feel that lingers but does not increase in intensity. Hand-picked, exotic botanicals have been chosen, from Cuban berries in Indonesia, to Black pepper in India, to Coriander in Morocco. The heritage of Opihr Spiced Gin is firmly rooted in the Ancient Spice Route.
I won’t repeat Jim’s recap of the spices involved and the Oriental connection the gin, he provides an excellent background. Changing to one of the tonics that are marketed as higher end, in this case, ‘Q”, the essence of Opihr was even more noticeable as the quinine plays a lesser role in this brand of tonic. OPIHR spiced gin is inspired by a love of travel and discovery, so in celebration of this we introduce The OPIHR Drinks Atlas; a curation of OPIHR cocktails, each designed to celebrate one of our ten botanicals and the location from which we source them along the Ancient Spice Route. Great mouthfeel. Pepper? There it was, the scent of a solid London Dry…. About the pepper, this isn’t your frat rat buddy’s Pepper Flavored Vodka, which is most often the birthplace of very bad decisions. Provides peppery finish on the tongue. 1, Dingle Founding Fathers Sod'em & Begorragh Bourbon Cask #278, Dingle Founding Fathers Sod'em & Begorragh Sherry Cask #279, Drumshanbo Inaugural Release Single Pot Still, Dublin Liberties King of Hell No. O' Connells Bill Phil Cask Strength 59.6%, W.D. There, right with it is the toasty, sweet kiss of coriander. “Ah!” Reassurance we were onto something good. Sharp bursts of citrus from the grapefruit peel make our OPIHR Gin so well-balanced and complement its spicy and herbal notes.
Opihr is therefore also perfectly paired with ginger ale. The Ancient Spice Route leads through Turkey which is a trading port connection East and West. Provides an aromatic pepperiness and camphor notes that sing in harmony with the juniper. @2018 The Gin Observer | All Right Reserved.
Tags: I also learned from G&J’s corporate website that the company’s Master Distiller is Joanne Moore, one of the first females in the world to earn the Gin Master Distiller designation. 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