Has anyone tried Zuidam Dry Gin?
- JMF Jul 30, 2006 02:45 PM
Has anyone tried Zuidam Dry Gin? It's from Holland and to my taste it is actually part way between a Dry Gin and Genever or Holland Gin. It has a bit more body and sweetness than a Dry Gin but nowhere near as thick and sweet as a Genever. The botanicals used are: Juniper, Iris Root, Coriander, Angelica, Oranges, Lemons, Vanilla, Licorice, and Cardomom.
If you are a citrus lover then you will like this since the orange/lemon really comes through intensly. Tasted straight it has a nice creamy finish with a bit of lip tingle. On the rocks it tastes very much like a martini with a lemon twist.
I believe Zuidam Dry Gin is the best balanced dry gin I have ever tasted. The citrus shows through with just a small hint of vanilla bringing all the botanicals togther. The alcohol is 89 proof, not as hot as the Big T at 94 proof. I enjoyed it best with a slice of orange and a touch of tonic.
I just tried both varieties of Zuidam, and really like them both. The dry and T-10 are my 2 top gins, hands down.