Caliber Gin

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Caliber Gin is an inexpensive brand owned by Sazerac. Officially classified as a “London Dry Distilled Gin,” it is distilled and bottled at different distilleries for different markets.

The bottle of Caliber Gin I have says it was “bottled at I.W.A Distilling Co. Ltd.” which indicates that it is a product made at the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Tasting Notes

Clear as day juniper led nose. There’s a hint of peeled celery, and a very slight hint of smoky, phenolic cade.

Sipped, Caliber Gin has some of the sweet, bitter flavor that characterizes ethanol or industrial neutral grain spirit before before re-distillation. Juniper dominates the palate throughout. Green at first, towards the back of the palate it becomes slightly more phenolic with heavy pine facets. Hints of angelica suggest a more complex botanical blend.

The finish is medium length with phenolic pine.


Caliber Gin is priced to be an inexpensive mixing gin. It works well at that, especially in mixed drinks like a Gin and Tonic and Gin and Juice.

Overall, Caliber Gin

At its price point, Caliber Gin is a good deal. While it won’t compare in terms of flavor and quality to gins a few dollars more, at this price, it’s one of the best options I’ve had. It lacks the heat, the bitterness, or the artificiality that plague many others in this part of the gin market.


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8 thoughts on “Caliber Gin”

  1. Long time gin drinker,and as thecovid continues I find myself pinching penny. Luckily I happy on this inexpensive jewel. Not bad at all. MC2

  2. I bought this Jen at a Walmart. At first I thought it was the glass so I re washed it and made a new drink. But I was wrong this gin taste like dish soap. It was mixed with a lime Sugar-free water that tasted fine by itself. Caliber gin is nasty.

  3. I bought some of this at Walmart and I think it is good. I mix it with V8 juice and also soak golden raisins in it.

  4. All things considered, a very acceptable choice at its price point. While not as complex as many pricier choices, Caliber is nicely balanced with hints of citrus, a little sparing heat, and slight herbal nuances, making it great as a mixer for my Gin & Tonics!!

  5. Sorry, I just tried your gin and it is terrible. I have tasted Tanguay, Bombay, Gordon’s usually on the rocks. But now I felt I needed to mix my Gin. So I thought won’t mix good stuff so I will try less expensive gins. Tried a few less expensive and not to bad, but now I tried Caliber and I put in tonic and a squeeze of lemon. YUCK.
    It tasted like fantastic cleaner, not that I drink fantastic but when you spray it it gets into you nose and you can taste it. Well that is what this awful gin tasted like.
    Now way was I going to drink this stuff. So I threw it out.
    Sorry, worst gin a have ever tasted. For a couple of dollars you can get good gin.

  6. I have purchased Caliber Gin at Walmart for years, and it was more than satisfactory. I hadn’t purchased any in several months and just bought a bottle today. I agree with Sept 2023 reviewer. This would make a very bad cleaning solution. Caliber has done something to what was once a nice gin. I am taking the bottle back to Walmart.