A new Friday Gin Review – A colombian Gin from Dictador called Treasure… and it really is one!
From the same producers as Dictador Rum comes this aged Colombian gin. the gin is based very much on a Colombian fruit, Limon mandarino, which is a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a lemon. The base spirit is made from a neutral spirit distilled up to five times from sugar cane. After distillation with all the other berries, botanicals and spices, the gin is aged in rum barrels for 35 weeks. This gives the gin a very smooth and rounded flavour.
Very much a citrus-forward gin, a little oaky on the nose but then all of the citrusy herby flavours come to the fore. There’s a hint of spice and warmth on tasting. When you pour it into a glass you will see it has a very slight amber hue in colour, this is due to the ageing in rum barrels. The taste is mostly citrus, tangerine, oranges… then you have the other botanicals, peppery and spicy coming through but these are more subtle and you are left with a warm aftertaste. A gin for those of you who like your gin to be more on the citrus side.
You could easily enjoy this gin very simply on the rocks with a twist of orange peel… I like it with a small bit of tonic, slice of orange and a grind of black pepper… perfect!