Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin: Since juniper is the only thing a spirit has to be flavored by to be billed gin, the way to go different is to add to that perfectly piney taste. Enter this gin, for people wanting to wander gin’s edgy perimeters.
Holland-based Nolet’s (owned by the same people who make Ketel One) has developed a racy mix of floral and fruit flavors, in particular Turkish rose, peach, and raspberry. While far from traditional it is delicious, both in strict martinis and drinks that push the fruit accents (they suggest one with cassis, lemon juice, and simple syrup).
All those sweeter without being sugary in the slightest botanicals make it a very smooth sipping gin, even at 95.2 proof. So be wary — it’s a gin that will drink you under the table, even if you’ll end up there with a smile on your face. Until tomorrow.