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Boë Gin

Distillery

Boë Gin, Doune, (VC2 Brands, Throsk), Stirling, Scotland, UK.

Website

Boë Gin and VC2 Brands.

History

Launched in 2010, Boë Gin is part of the VC2 Brands Company. VC2 also make Stivy’s Vodka and own the Traditional Scottish Ale (TSA) Brewing Company.

Production

Based on an original recipe from the 1650’s by Franz de la Boe (See Name below) using grain based neutral spirit. It is distilled in small batches using a rare copper pot Carterhead still, to vapor-infuse the botanicals.

Category

London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

47% (94 Proof).

Price Range

$$$$. Not available in the USA but try Single Malts Direct or Master of Malt (both UK based), but be prepared to pay at least 75% more for shipping.

Botanicals

13 hand picked natural botanicals are used: almond, angelica, cardamom seeds, cassia bark (wild from the Isle of Skye), coriander, cubeb berry, ginger, grains of paradise, juniper berries, liquorice, lemon peel, orange peel and orris root.

Name

The accredited inventor of Gin is the inspiration for the name: Franciscus (Franz) de la Boe Sylvus.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is citrus and pine-like juniper with herbal and light spice notes. On the palate this medium bodied spirit displays a refreshing flavor of juniper, citrus and spice. This gives way to a peppery, cinnamon (cassia) and nutty (almond) finish.

This is makes a good Gin in a Gin & Tonic and an unusual, but nice, Martini – the spicy and nut end profile is quite different compared to classic style Gins. This is a bright, zestful Gin with just a hint of bitterness and could be mixed with a variety of Gin based mixed drinks. A small and select party Gin and one at home in spring or fall, day or night!

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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