Often when we get talking about craft gin in the United States we inevitably get to talking about “contemporary” gin. Those “crazy,” “new western,” “new American,” “out there,” “not your grandpa’s gin,” and other such descriptors. Perish those terms from your mind now. Denver Dry Gin is none of those and a whole lot more. This is truly a craft gin for those who were raised on classic London Dry gins who might now be looking for a craft alternative.
Neat: Nose is bright, full of juniper, soft citrus and a touch of coriander. Nice, immediately recognizable as gin, and classic at that. Taste is remarkably smooth, quiet building juniper, a touch of earthy notes with bright spicy coriander and hints of lime. Finish is slightly warm, but never burning, smooth. Medium length juniper and citrus finish. Nicely balanced.
Mixing: Juniper comes out brightly and dominant in classics such as a gin and tonic. Highly recommend this for summer G&T’s for lovers of classic style gins. I was equally as impressed with its presentation in several other drinks. Makes for a very smooth, very pleasant martini. The bright citrus and coriander notes stand out, and is very easy to drink.