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Platú Gin

Distillery

Made by an undisclosed distillery in England (apparently North of London), UK and produced by Platú Premium Spirits SL, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain.

Website

Platú Premium.

History

Established in 2010 this is the brainchild of two entrepreneurial ladies, Cristina Codesido and Marián Barcia, both with a long history of experience in the drinks industry. Based in the North West of Spain they have a range of Platú spirits, including this Gin launched in 2011, made for them according to their specifications to sell in Spain. Platú were the first Gin producers in the northern Spanish region of Galicia and this has led to a small trend of other Gin producers in Galicia during the last few years.

Production

Triple distilled from pure grain English spirit. The botanicals are steeped for 30 days prior to the final distillation.

The Gin is presented in a tall opaque bottle, which tapers from the top to the bottom (i.e. thinner at the bottom) and has squared off shoulders. “Platú London Dry Gin” is clearly screen-printed in green colored text about a third of the way down from the top. As you scan down the bottle there are several numbers that stand out: “3” distillations, “10” botanicals and “39” % ABV.

Category

London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

39% (78 Proof).

Price Range

$$$ - $$$$. Not available in the USA. Only available in Spain and can be shipped within Europe. Try these Spanish sites online at: Uvinum, Vinosensis (it’s unclear but they may ship to the USA) or Vinus Vinis.

Botanicals

This Gin uses 10 botanicals including: angelica, cassia, cinnamon, coriander seeds, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, nutmeg, orange peel and orris root.

Name

Unknown.

Tasting Notes

On the nose are juniper and citrus with hints of aniseed and spice. On the plate this mild, slightly sweet (liquorice) and smooth spirit has juniper and citrus with pepper (coriander) and cinnamon notes. On the close is the drying juniper gives way to sweetish citrus and bright peppery spice on the finish. This is a fresh Gin, nicely balanced and hints of complexity.

This is a nice fresh classic London Dry style Gin, with light spice notes. It seems to have summer (citrus) and winter (spice) aspects making it a good all year long Gin. Its characteristics make it at home in a Gin & Tonic, with most tonics brands tasting fine e.g. Brtivic, Schweppes, 1724, Fentimans, Fever Tree etc. We preferred Fentimans Tonic and concur with the recommended garnish of 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks and a slice of orange, as it certainly matches the profile of this Gin to good effect. In a Martini the added herbal aspects of the Vermouth seems slightly off balance and suggest a Dry Martini, to give it more citrus and spice, and certainly use a lemon twist or even an orange twist as garnish.

Overall this is a good solid Gin, with a light touch of complexity, making a nice everyday Gin - especially in a G&T.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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