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Berry Good
Blackcurrant Gin

Distillery

Berry Good, Watten, Caithness, Scotland, UK.

Website

Berry Good.

History

Established in 2008 by Jill Brown. Berry Good is about 20 miles away from the village of John O’Groats, generally believed to be the furthest point north on the mainland of Great Britain (although nearby Dunnet Head is truly the furthest north).

Production

Scottish produced Gin is used with fruit almost exclusively sourced from Wester Hardmuir Farm in Nairn, Scotland. The real fruit is infused in the Gin using traditional methods.

Presented in a clear cylindrical and long necked bottle to show off its red color, with a tall rectangular label and large lettering announcing its flavor and Gin.

Category

Flavored Gin - Blackcurrant.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

24.5% (49 Proof).

Price Range

$$$ - $$$$. Not available in the USA, try Hard to Find Whisky or Master of Malt, both UK based companies who ship to the USA.

Botanicals

Unknown except the infused blackcurrant.

Name

The company makes flavored spirits by infusion with fruit, including berries, thus the name Berry Good. It is also named after the key infusion, blackcurrant.

Tasting Notes

On the nose are rich, plum like, deep red fruit and blackcurrant. On the palate this syrupy spirit predominantly displays fruity blackcurrant, with the juniper and spice of the Gin still noticeable. The close is tart and fruity with a peppery finish.

This is a fairly rare flavored Gin so is worth pursuing. It makes a nice sipping Gin by itself and can be included rather successfully in the final courses of a meal (e.g. dessert, cheese, fruit). However, mixed with tonic this makes a wonderful fruity summer Gin & Tonic, alternatively try using soda water or sparkling white wine. It also combines deliciously with elderflower-based drinks (e.g. sparkling elderflower wine), to present a truly hedonistic treat.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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