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Booze Review – Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

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On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, I took a wee road trip to Studio B (aka The Alemonger’s Murder Table) for a review of a newly released Gin from India called Jaisalmer, which was created by Rampur Distillery, located at the foothills of the Himalayas. Here’s what Rampur has to say about this Gin with the intriguingly exotic name:

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is as royal and spectacular in it’s lineage as the name suggests. A triple-distilled neutral grain spirit, re-distilled in a traditional copper pot still; the recipe handcrafted in a time-honoured way.

Derived from the ancient Indian knowledge of herbs; retaining the classic gin flavor of juniper berries, a refreshing twist has been added with hand-picked Indian botanicals. Of the 11 botanicals used in the distillation, 7 have been sourced from all four corners of India. The Coriander and Vetiver, a complex spice with intriguing peppery notes, are grown in the fields around Jaisalmer in Northern India. The sweet orange peel, which complements the citrus and floral tones of the gin, comes from Central India. Cubeb Berries and Lemon Grass from Southern India, Darjeeling Green Tea leaves from Eastern India and Lemon Peel from Western India. Other botanicals include angelica roots, liquorice and caraway seeds lending a spicy, slightly anise-tinged flavour to the gin.

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is like an oasis in the desert, with an elegant refreshing finish that lingers long after.

While there’s no doubt that the marketing materials and packaging which accompanied this unique sounding spirit definitely piqued our interest, ultimately, we’re all about how it tastes. For this review, we tried this Gin on its own, and then tried it in the classic Gin & Tonic using two slightly different tonic waters from Fever Tree.

To see and hear all that they had to say about Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin, click the play button on the following video:

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Many thanks to Colangelo PR for sending us this very generous sample!

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