Nutmeg Gin

Nutmeg in a Gin? Sounds a bit weird, as you normally know this spice from cooking, where it is often used to give potatoe smash a fine note. Nevertheless, Oliver Matter, the distiller of this Swiss Gin, makes use of the nut to give his Gin its individual character.
SKU: 1257

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€29.90
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Equals €42.71 per 1 Liter

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Nutmeg in a Gin? Sounds a bit weird, as you normally know this spice from original European cuisine, where it is often used to give potato dishes a fine note. Nevertheless, Oliver Matter, the distiller of this Swiss Gin, makes use of the nut to give his Gin its individual character. He combines cracked nutmeg with juniper berries, angelica roots, coriander seeds, ginger and orange peels and macerates all the botanicals in high-proof grain alcohol. The final Gin is a hearty distillate with significant notes of nutmeg. The Gin is really unique and therefore not everybody´s darling. It polarizes, you should appreciate the taste of nutmeg, otherwise you will be dissapointed. If you like the taste of nutmeg, the Gin offers a lot of opportunities to create fantastic Gin & Tonics and Cocktails. For a Gin & Tonic we recommend to use an orange peel as a garnish. Twist the peel over the glass to set free its essential oils and put it then into the drink. The freshness of the orange really adds taste and optimizes your Gin & Tonic into the right direction!

 

Nutmeg as a botanical, what´s the story?

Nutmeg is cultivated in tropical Asia (Indonesia), in Southamerica and Africa. It grows on a tree, which can get 5 to 18 meter in height. In traditional medicine the nut is know for its digestive qualities. Other than that, nutmeg is also popular for being a drug. In the dose that you use for cooking the euphorizing effects will not show up, but if you would eat a whole nut, the chances are quite good, that you would start to hallucinate - actually you would see pink elephants for days! Sounds too good to be true ;-)? Well, nutmeg never gained popularity as being a drug, because eating a whole nut would cause sickness. Therefore experiencing the effects of the nut is nearly impossible, you would vomit before. Sorry!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Country of Origin: Switzerland
Alcohol: 44%
Content (l): 0.7
Tasting Notes: Hearty Gin with nutmeg and a slight sweetness
Color: Crystal-clear
Contains Colorings: No

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