Tried Plymouth, found it very smooth but lacking anything to distinguish it. Cheers! I’m drinking it right now. I tried mixing this with grapefruit perrier. It’s a great change from other gins, great semi-sweet orange vanilla flavor… I think the harsh comments are from people that are not open minded enough to experience good gin in a slightly different way…just because it does not taste like your favorite brand does not make it a bad gin!! Campari + Cinzano + orangey gin makes one hell of a Negroni. Lacks complexity. Next time I had a Hendricks G&T a friend made it for me with a slice of cucumber and that made a big difference. I will start with a G&T to fairly compare to how I mostly drink my Gin. Cheers everyone! I did find a solution to this problem however. [email protected]. “If you’re looking for a different gin for drinking straight (or nearly so in a Martini), look elsewhere.”. Most Martini fans would not, but I thiught it was a nice twist. It is also overpriced. Absolutely irreversibly awful. Dreadful. The price and quality is a perfect match. I guess its a matter of taste. Hendrick’a Gin has with it the burden of history. But for mixing into more exotic cocktails, New Amsterdam is a solid (and very affordable) choice. The bar near my apt ranks Hendricks below Bombay sapphire in terms of pricing and for that I thank them . At age 67, long ago I came to respect that a person should drink what they like, whether it be gin or any other alcoholic beverage. Over 700 (and counting!). It’s a very interesting evening. I happen to be a huge Campari fan. Over 700 (and counting!). Firstly, process-wise the gin is distilled using a Carter-head still. I must admit, I bought it on a whim while shopping for gin. Actually, if you mix New Amsterdam with a good vermouth and a twist if lemon, you get a darn fine olive-free martini. Hardly compares to Tanquery. Made a G&T with it, thinking it was G, but came out with something completely different. Straight, on the rocks, with olives and just a splash of water to tame it down a bit. Citrusy, no juniper really except in the aroma, but very, very smooth. Someone give me some ideas so I don’t have to pour this out just to save the bottle. Not to be a purist on the juniper, but there is no juniper in this whatsoever. Even neat. For what it costs, mostly I just don’t want it taste terrible and this taste’s good. Ask the British what they think of it! The Edwardian era advertising campaign has helped make the brand a stalwart both in bars and in homes. I tried it in an Abbey and it worked out very well, which means it is ideal for Martini variants such as the Vesper. It has notes of whatever that liquid is that a cucumber leaves at the bottom of your fridge as it enters its death throes and final incontinence. In fact, a Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic was perhaps the first gin cocktail I ever ordered out, and it changed my life. Mind you, i will not drink it all the time, but it is a nice change…and I like the vanilla. Hendricks is one of them—when I want “something different”, something more flavorful without being over the top (like, say, Uncle Val’s Botanical). I love BeefEaters first, Bombay second and Citadel third. (Not a review:) Hmmmmm… enjoyed reading all these reviews! I’m not an expert on Gin but it makes a pleasant drink. Stay tuned ;-) – H, (Review:) OK… on the rocks WITHOUT a lemon twist: doesn’t need it! I saw this at my local supermarket and had to buy a bottle. Like to know if its true . Required fields are marked *. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. My spirits dealer recommended New Amsterdam last summer and at once I was fascinated. But I’d be remiss if I let any of that get in the way of it. Do you even drink alcohol???!!! Not to long after this a friend gave me Bombay Sapphire, of which I was not a fan. What’s not to like? While it won’t replace my fav Tanq 10, I do like it. All is not lost however. it’s not gin if there is no juniper. It takes me back personally; however, I recommend it to nearly anyone. Chandresh – good catch on my awful grammar. It likely needs no introduction. A clear callback to gin’s forbears, the apothecary style bottle suggests comparison to Genevers and a time when gin was a medicine. Dirty Martinis are not my thing. The Aldi £10 bottle is very good value and I’d say better than Sapphire. I had it years ago and I did not care for it, especially as a fan of Tanqueray No. For martinis, it’s just awful in my humble opinion. Fixed. It is a mass-produced gin, and it is not that great. The pine notes give it structure, but the floral notes give it a unique character. 3: Gin – Seagram’s, Dover Strait, New Amsterdam, Review: New Amsterdam Raspberry and Lemon Vodkas, Review: New Amsterdam Vodka (2017) and Apple Vodka, Review: 2005 Barossa Valley Estate E Minor Chardonnay and Shiraz, Tasting Report: Sonoma in the City, May 2008, Review: New Amsterdam Vodka | Drinkhacker.com. That said, I’m not so sure the citrus flavor is such a bad thing, at least in a gin and tonic. Did you people NOT taste this? I was out of vodka and found this in my cabinet, probably from some party in the past. Hendrick’s Gin launched in 1999. I am a big Hendricks, Tanquery, and Bombay fan, so I found this gin to be surprising different. But heard rumors that they where discontinuing. Now that the dust is settling, there are a few that are now my “go to” gins. Well, one sip of a G&T with New Amsterdam and I nearly spit it out. Martini….not so much. It’s not the best, but it’s not the undrinkable swill some people seem to think it is. Get what you pay for. Tried a G&T with Fevertree… really meh, lack the bite in a proper G&T. Of course, Campari goes great with orange. I’m fond of citrus but not big on “fruity” drinks, so this is a nice, crisp, not too sweet drink that I can easily imagine sipping out on the porch come summer. Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. I’ve gone through many bottles of Hendrick’s in my life. They give out coupons for gin in Arizona?! New Amsterdam Gin is owned by a wine company conglomerate called Gallo. I was blindsided by the citrus – did not expect that at all, and I can’t say I am pleased with it. Very interesting… I’ll have to try it again soon. There is no way I’ll be mixing this with any more tonic water and lime. The burden of generally being seen at the top of its game. I rather like this stuff mixed with Cranberry juice. Normally $14.99 in AZ, on special at a local grocery for $10.99 plus an extra $2.00 off coupon. I like Bluecoat Gin and Leopold’s Gin…these are small batch gins made in America. I do not found any cucumber or rose pedals there. Frank’s right about the vanilla finish, and the overall lack of crispness means that it’s a no-go with tonic, and a disappointment in a martini. the vanilla is artificial. It’s a very tasty drink but I don’t know what to call it. So if you are a die hard Gin fan this may not be the gin for you, but if your tastes run towards vodka…you may find that this is your favorite as well. Beefeater’s and Tanq are my favorites, but this is a decent gin for the price. But it ain’t really a gin: even a renegade gin like Hendrick’s is recognisibly gin. And for the price, it can work just fine. Actually, it is quite a good gin to drink straight up. It’s as though a liquor conglomerate decided to woo naive children. I saw a couple of recipes above, but they’re a bit complicated- Maraschino liqueur, bitters, etc. Must be 21+ to follow. It’s a very specific kind of “gin basket” designed by the Carter Brothers. Townskull. I like them dry and New Amsterdam continues to be my choice. Bombay still holds a special place in my heart, though. a very simple drink to make with this stuff, that I think taste very good, is simply mixing it with Fresca…. I agree with the review: it’s not a good option for a classic Martini drinker (like me). you’ve been warned. Bombay Sapphire Gin: recensione gin e scheda tecnica. A dull warmth of the spirit emanates quietly from the back of the palate. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Tastes quite nice with water (like gin & water & lemon). I like Beefeater too, but New Amsterdam is good (and relatively) cheap gin: I’ll drink to that. Skip to content. Sapphire is indeed my favorite, however, I just bought a large bottle (gasp) to try it out. Average folks are tired of the peculiar marketing, the cucumber shaped blimps and the reverse marriage proposals. After blending the two distillates, they add rose and cucumber essence before dilution. Im loving this gin. When I tried the New Amsterdam, I thought I was going to have to throw the bottle away. There’s no harshness and the juniper taste come through so clearly. It’s also pretty good mixed with our homemade lemonade and blended with ice in the summer! All summer I cleaned them out ordering G&T’so as well as gimlets with fresh lime juice. It likely needs no introduction. So I watched Casino Royale when it came out in 2006, and of course in the movie is a scene where Bond rattles off a recipe for a Vesper martini. In response to an earlier review – Beefeater? I tried Plymouth, Bombay Sapphire and Hendricks, on the advice of a gin drinker of many years. Tastes more like a Smirnoff Orange Vodka. Really a pleasing party gin for a good price. The Edwardian era advertising campaign has helped make the brand a stalwart both in bars and in homes. give me a dollar. Importatori, Provenienza, Produttori, Botaniche, Gusto e Metodo di produzione I have tried it in a martini….and actually….i like it! All gins rated from 0-5 stars with flavor profiles mapped. Its not too sweet and the above mentioned citrus taste of New Amsterdam mixes well with the citrus flavorings of Fresca (I also add a wedge of both lemon and lime)…. Why they changed it, I can’t say. 6, Blackwater, Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company), Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel Finished Reserve, Four Pillars Distillery ✕ Kyoto Distillery Changing Seasons Gin, Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength London Dry Gin, Never Never Distilling Co. Southern Strength Gin, New Amsterdam Stratusphere Gin, London Dry Gin, No. OK, enough tomfoolery. Sorry guys. I don’t know if I agree with the main review about it being citrus, but it’s SOMETHING. But it IS smooooth, and I finished the bottle eventually. I nearly sent it back to the manufacturer. I dislike the orange taste and won’t buy it again. This is not even gin, it is rot-gut vodka that tries to hide its foulness with heavy-handed creamsicle flavoring. 100ml New Amsterdam 125ml Tonic A couple of drops of lemon juice. We find it to be an interesting change of pace for or summer time G&Ts. I use this in martini’s all the time but I like to float a couple of dashes of orange bitters sometimes. W.T. Was good. This is good gin for the price. But whatever it is, it’s still quite good. I’m not a huge gin fan, but I do drink Bombay at times. Hendrick’s Gin launched in 1999. Hendrick’s is where it’s at for me. I think it’s average gin, there are much better options nowadays. It’s interesting, but it’s not gin as we know it. Stop drinking what ersatz film imitation James Bond drinks. the reality is that i would hump hendrix’s, tan. I’m a new Gin drinker, so I guess take this with a gain of salt; I love this stuff! I don’t follow anyone who pronounces any quality gin as some worthy only to pour down the drain. And, yes, its one of those gins I wouldn’t hesitate to drink straight up. Thought I’d try this stuff out… shouldn’t have. For over 10 years, we’ve been reviewing gin from all over the world. I made it with vermouth and olive juice for a dirty martini. Cheap. Menu. Thank you for the only intellegent review I have read on this gin. Alcohol proof is 44% not 47% as stated in your review, World best gin hendrick’s its smooth and nice teast. First taste reminded me of a bottle of store branded gin (Albertson’s or Sav-mart in the West). Search by flavor; Award Winners. For me, this is how a classic G’n’T should taste. But the price is right, and the different flavor has inspired some fun experiments. It is not THAT sweet, it goes down smoothly, and the bottle looks really cool, all for 1/2 the cost of the big names. Erik J – Yeah, not really for everyone. Normally, I drink Saphire, or even Gordon’s when I’m on a budget. The ‘citrus’ flavor to which you refer I would file under Flinstone chewable vitamins. , Last year’s Dalwhinnie (which wasn’t available, Next up for the 2020 Diageo Special Releases is a, Hooten Young is a new whiskey brand founded by Tim, Hot on the heels of so many recent whiskey release, Baker’s Bourbon fans can now take a deep dive (o, With celebrities ranging from Dwayne Johnson to Mi, Western Highlands’ Loch Lomond has quite a few b, This long-running collaboration between Corazon Te, The movie The King’s Man may be eternally delaye, Keeping track of Aberfeldy’s single malt release, Review: New Amsterdam Orange and Pineapple Vodkas, Drinking the Bottom Shelf Vol. Nowhere close. I admit the price is attractive but there are some very good gins available for marginally more money. The real James Bond, like Ian, drank Gordans. Hendrick’s Gin finish is fairly long, with a serious juniper backed astringency. I also can see why this would be a terrible G&T… doesn’t need anymore sweetness IMHO. It’s also a surprising twist on gin as you might know it now. I’m working through the St. George line now and am really enjoying theirs. Highly Recommended. Worth the price, too. On a hot summer night I had a taste for a Gin & Tonic, with a squeeze of lime, I haven’t had one for years. latest report on Consumer Taste Preferences in Gin. New Amsterdam is drinkable, but there is an aftertaste. Now, in a martini? A recycled 70cl Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin bottle which has been converted into a lamp by inserting 40 low voltage white LED lights. David might be right – could be good in some sort of fruity drink, but as a martini base, it is not appealing. Judging from the comments, I’ll start ‘straight’ with a twist. Yes, it’s different — doesn’t have the big juniper presence that Beeferaters has, nor the delicate cucumber and rose geranium of Hendricks — but I find its mild citrus flavor and extreme smoothness works very well for me in a martini. I do like the flavor as well. The website basically uses it like they would a white rum in a daiquiri, or in highball cocktails heavy on the fruit, which makes sense. tastes good…………………….with my mind on my money and my money on my mind. In a classic martini, it might be off, but I like the way the sweet citrus notes work with the briny olive, and it’s not an unheard of combination. Maybe they like it better that way. I love this gin!!! I asked the check-out clerk about it while she was ringing up the sale she said she doesn’t like it. May be is juts a cali thing lol. I don’t prefer it in gin & tonic or a martini (tanqueray for that), but it’s not awful that way if you’re dying for a martini and low on shopping cash. i’m a fan of the “DAM” straight gin. When I first opened the bottle, I was immediately in love with the citrus aroma. Tasting: Nose: intense with citric, juniper and almond notes Palate: dry and fresh I drink a lot of G&T’s so I found this gin to be perfect because of its price point and for its more interesting citrus flavors. I was mainly intrigued by the bottle; it even got me fantasizing about buying a deco era liquor cabinet. Hendrick’s seems tame by today’s contemporary gin standards. I’ve had a wonderful wild rice salad from a Moosewood cookbook that had sliced olives and orange in it, for example. Botanicals are placed in a copper basket, and the vapor passes through them. It’s a drink that would be okay with vodka, but the slightly herbal, gin notes add a little extra something to it. Well, I have tried the Vesper with Sapphire, Gordons, and Tanqueray and by far the best combo is with New Amsterdam. Bombay Sapphire gin contains 10 exotic botanicals, including: Juniper Berries, Coriander Seeds, Liquorice Root, Almonds, Lemon Peel, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Angelica Root, Cubeb Berries, Grains of Paradise. I often drink it either straight with a lime or mixed with a combination of fruit juices and a dash of tonic water. It is a terrible choice for those. It’s good. Unusual? Did the Snoop use this in “Gin and Juice”???? Big Beefeater’s fan. I might just try a little twist of orange next time I make a dirty martini. Your email address will not be published. Overall, I’d say it’s a C plus, B minus liquor, but for the price range, I give it an A. I’ve taken chances on cheap booze before and never been this pleasantly surprised. I gave it a shot, I don’t like it. Purchased it because I didn’t want to fork over the dough for Tanqueray (lesson learned). Hendrick’s combines the two, marrying the best of the deeper flavors from the pot still, and the lighter flavor from the Carter-head. One thing – is it just me that i find this sentence completely wrong? I thoroughly dislike this gin. it is the only gin that does not taste like taking a bite out of a pine tree. Being relatively new to gin drinking, I came to the game unencumbered by all of what long time gin drinkers carry with them in terms of what gin “should” taste like. I had it for the first time in a good bar, and it seemed like it was lost after the first sip. Either way, I find that they both have a nice, crisp gin taste that you look for in a G&T. I’m no expert but I know what I like. This is probably the gin they’ll name. Previously the only thing I would drink Gin in is a G&T, but the combo of Gin/Vodka/Lillet, and a Lemon twist was just right. You get the angelica, coriander, juniper and orris root accord. Gone. So, what do I do with it? Unfortunately, I bought a big bottle. It’s like someone said “most people that hate gin, hate it because of the juniper taste. like…this has gotten me well drunk….i mixed it with diet cherry seven up and it has gotten me quite messed up at this moment. I love this gin. Of course, most of you younguns won’t touch vermouth and think olive brine is a fit mixer. I think it is vile. NO Juniper Great…. I bought it last night because it was $10.49 for a 750ml and came with two laser engraved lowball glasses. I’m not a huge gin fan, but I do drink Bombay at times. This isn’t gin. I love the taste of gin and of juniper. I think the orange and citrus notes make for a great gin and tonic (with only the slightest bit of lime). New Amsterdam by the way has one other benefit: it’s extremely hang-over proof. I prefer it over several other more expensive brands actually. Whew here in Maine it looks like we might be getting a hurricane, so I decided I’d better stock up on liquor – just bought a jug of this stuff on a whim (hey – it was on sale) and went home and mixed up a martini. A clear callback to gin’s forbears, the apothecary style bottle suggests comparison to Genevers and a time when gin was a medicine. i indulge in the full realm of beer, wines, liquors and prefer straight on the rocks, and gin martinis. Even old New York was once New Amsterdam. wanted to pour it out but thought to pout it out, but then tried to give it to the homeless man inthe hood he said “hell naw idon’t drink that you trying to kill me give that to someone that is dead so they can rise from the dead and spit it in your face”. It is absolutely the worst gin ever inflicted on man!!! awful. This gin is the best I have try. On the other hand, if you don’t like gin… just buy something else. My wife insists on nothing less than Hendricks…so there it is…over and out. I still think Hendrick’s Gin is a well made gin. I suppose if you don’t care for a strong gin and like the floral bouquet it would be OK–I like your “gateway” comment, but not for me. We mostly drink martinis extrra dry or gin on the rocks. I got this today, because well – it was on sale. sounds like you’ve been drinking from a bottle that has been exposed to FAR too much heat or sun for FAR too long. AGGGGH!!! To eCh their own. The New Amsterdam website has a bunch of them (all named after Manhattan), but I’m a bit weary. Moved to Hendricks for special occcasions after being wowed by it at my favorite Mexican Restaurant (La Serenata de Garibaldi on 4th St. in Santa Monica, CA) a few years ago. It basically tastes like an orange-flavored vodka, without the subtleties of a good gin. It all depends upon one’s taste I suppose but for the life of me, I can’t imagine anyone who has had a good gin martini liking this stuff. I do have a feeling, though, that if you’re a gin snob, you probably will consider this an epic failure. it is smooth as silk and makes any drink delicious. But the history of what it meant when it launched, and just how much impact Hendrick’s has had on the modern gin market should not be forgotten. The palate exudes a backbone of a very classic gin. to name a top shelf gin. It’s been around for so long that bartenders and long-time gin drinkers may even be tired of it. What r ppl talking about? I do prefer it over some of the others for it’s smoothness and uniqueness. Straight, on the rocks, with olives and just a splash of water to tame it down a bit. Enjoy. I wish I’d read the reviews before buying but I’ll save for friends that don’t like gin. But they also use a traditional pot still method where botanicals are macerated for 24 hours (all but the rose and cucumber) and distilled. One particular cocktail to me seems to have emerged as a gin drink of choice in places where you might not normally see people drinking gin nor cocktails. First tried Hendricks in a G&T with a little squeeze of a quarter of lime. For me, Hendricks is the superior gin of those I have sampled (and I have sampled other beyond these three). Notes of soaked rose petal, lime, Persian cucumbers, Earl Grey Tea and a surprising bitterness. Powered by 3 AA batteries (not supplied) with 8 different settings including white or blue static or flashing, and both colours alternately flashing, fading and morphing, this bottle lamp will make a beautiful addition to your home or office, or makes for a very … I just purchased a bottle and while it is enjoyable, it has neither the crisp punch of bombay, or the incredible combination or flavors true jenivers deliver. Diluted with a good vodka, it makes an acceptable martini. If not, I usually buy Beefeater, but I have almost entirely lost my taste for it, so I bought New Amsterdam. The insider’s guide to good drinking. I do like it however tanqueray ten or sapphire are my usuals but this gets the job done just the same and is just as smooth…. But Hendrick’s is a versatile gin that bartenders are right for loving, because it works well from Gimlet to Martini, and even in the Gin and Juice. The rose is the perfect note to make your next Clover Club Cocktail something special, while it sits just as nicely on the top of an Aviation or Blue Moon Cocktail. I don’t agree however with all the “you get what you pay for” comments. It’s very hot, strong peppery when drinking neat, very unpleasant. Bought New Amsterdam on a whim — it was on sale for about $11 at the local Safeway supermarket. I just got into the whole gin obsession thing about 4-5 months ago. Gin-snobs aside, I love New Amsterdam. Much stronger than Beefeater, Gordon’s etc. Worthy for fans of classic gins to dip their toes into the world of contemporary gins, and a good gin to start someone on if they’re unsure of gin. Give it a shot if you have a bottle of this stuff and can’t find a good use for it. I love Hendrick’s and got the Dreamscapes edition, which comes with a sweet little teacup. Honestly, I really liked the dirty martini. Bought this on recommendation from a local proprietor.