Oh Canada!(ian) Gin. Today we head back to the things we tried on our vacation to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This gin isn’t from PEI or NS, but it is found readily in both provinces. This is the first of two spirits we have that are distilled by the Newfoundland and Labrador liquor corporation, both managed through Rock Spirits [which also makes the somewhat more famous Crystal Head Vodka, Dan Akroyd’s brand which has garnered a fair amount of recognition over the years].
In our Own <100 Words
If you buy the hype that water makes a difference, Iceberg Gin is completely predicated on this fact alone. Ed Kean [in a story covered by the Wall Street Journal] goes out and hunts down icebergs. And then he melts them. And sells them to companies like those who make Iceberg Gin. The evidence for claims of purity might not be front and center, but certainly the romance is.
On the nose, it’s clear and somewhat flat. Probing a little bit more, we get a touch of rose water and sweet berry pie. Very subtle, with juniper lying even further down in the mix.