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Gin Reviews

Jack Rabbit Gin


In < 100 Words

When you think of Utah, you probably think more about the picture below than gin. It can be understood, after all when one thinks about alcohol and drinking, Utah is closer associated with the opposite. Beehive Distilling is doing their best to dispel entirely the notion that Utah and good spirits are opposites. Jack Rabbit Gin is “small batch” and “small scale” featuring local touches (Sage for example) that give it a distinctly regional flavor profile, and floral touches such as rose, which give it a unique and bright flavor with mass appeal potential.

Utah, as I usually picture it.

Tasting Notes

Bright rose hits you right away. Unmissable. But there’s much more happening beneath the surface that keep it from becoming a one-note bomb. Coriander, camphorous juniper and mint background notes, with even lower a touch of orange and citrus in the lows. The rose note immediately draws a comparison to Hendrick’s (), but it really might have out-Hendrick’sed even Hendrick’s with the rose.

The palate surprised me initially, taking an almost left turn. The camphorous mint-like low notes are bright and clear as day on the palate as sage.

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What’s New in Gin?

The new offering from Utah's Beehive Distilling, Jack Rabbit Gin.

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Who’s been talking about gin this week?

    How about everyone? Negroni week rages on! The simple, but complex drink, is getting its fair share of press this week. 44% of London luxury/high-end bar owners interviewed by a trade research group said “premium gin was the most important spirit category in their outlet.” I like the quotes in the piece, which seem to point towards high-end gins, other than the big names, being a status symbol. It also points out the important of understanding flavor profiles and categories within gin. It’s a short piece, but this is the kind of stuff we’ve been talking about for years here. It’s good to see the emphasis shifting from big buck marketing. World Gin Day is coming up, and so is the background buzz about who is putting what out there.

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