Tru2 Organic Gin

Tru2 Organic GinLoftily billed as the first “100 % Organic Gin,” Tru2 doesn’t look like your average gin. It has a brownish color that looks more like watered down whiskey. The scent is only vaguely gin like. Drinking it straight it reminds me of Chartreuse: Overwhelmed by a blend of herbs, some of them very pungent. As I poured myself a drink I wondered “is there any juniper in here?”

In Gin and Tonic, the herbal combination overwhelms the tonic water. The Quinine doesn’t quite compliment Tru2 gin properly, though it is somewhat more palatable when mixed with ample fresh lime. But, because the herbs are center stage in Tru2, this gin does not lend itself well to mixed drinks. Unless you’ve felt your Tom Collins or Gin Fizz was missing the strong aroma of constituent spices, I’d recommend drinking it straight as a Martini.

But this gin is not for everyone. It may not even be for your usual gin drinkers. I highly recommend it for those who like a strong herbal component to their gin. To use an analogy: this is not the subtle rose in Hendrick’s, this is the Grapes in g’vine.

I would recommend it strongly to someone in search of  a complex gin that will surprise with its depth and range of flavors.

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Last updated February 10th, 2010 by Aaron

2 thoughts on “Tru2 Organic Gin

  • December 10, 2013by Petulant Frenzy

    Absolutely a delicious and well balanced “gin”. This is a far departure from any London Dry style and does indeed lack the prominent juniper notes and other expected profiles of more classic gins. Yet, the flavor profile has many dimensions to it, and from the nose to the swallow has an herbal evolution on each part of the palate. I second that it may be best enjoyed as a martini.

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