Gibson’s gin is among the most popular gins in a couple of places not necessarily known for their gin drinking. Readily available in Sweden and France, Gibson’s Gin is something of a rarity in its home range of the United Kingdom.
And of course, on shelves chock full of (now!) hundreds of gin, it can be hard for an inexpensive, and not particularly special looking gin to stand out. However, for all of the times I reach for an inexpensive gin and find that you can judge a book by its cover, I sometimes find a gin like Gibson’s, that is worth well more than what you’re paying for it. In fact, It might downright be one of the best bargains in all of gin.
Classic on the nose with a hint of baking spice rounding things out, Angelica, juniper, and wet pine chiefly, lending it a very classic and well-rounded nose that certainly screams gin if any nose ever has.
On the palate, dewy juniper berry, with a resinous, full bodied edge, and then arid, parched coriander seed with a cinnamon/cassia bark tinge. The baking spices notes carry the silvery juniper through the finish with a creamy, buttery texture and a splash of orange and lemon zest. Gentle warmth on the finish, becoming mostly juniper, at a medium length. Really, quite nice overall.
Lovely in a Gin and Tonic, it’s probably a bit too subtle to be a good Martini or Negroni candidate as far as my tastes go; however I’m rarely a fan of a gin at the 37.5% ABV as I think its often too weak to stand up to serious cocktail-craft. But that aside, it won’t be the flavor that holds it back. Au contraire!
The flavor is quite nice, well balanced, and for this price point, Gibson’s Gin is a versatile classic gin that I think is worth a closer look, whether in its home land or beyond. Recommended at its price point.
15 thoughts on “Gibson’s Gin”
Bought this in France, where my Brother & Sister in law (both ex RN) introduced me to Gin & Tonic. Thoroughly enjoyed it, brought some home, finished it and am now looking for more in UK.
Anyone know any outlets?
found Gibson’s gin in Marseilles plage , nice drop for the price
Tried gibson in France and really enjoyed, going to take some back with me.
Great value and taste.
Would recommend at this price
Had this in France worst gin ever!
I have just purchased and tried this Gin in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I found it a wonderful drop with my Tonic. A very reasonable price compared with its highly priced competitors.
Yes, agreed. A very enjoyable and reasonably priced gin. Makes a mockery of the overpriced so called ‘craft’ gins and now a firm favourite if only I can find it in the UK, Dorset in particular.
I’ve always been a g&t lover and become highly irritated at how fashionable it’s become with the inevitable price hike. This is delicious and I’ll be bringing a bottle home.
My favorite for gin an tonic (Schweppes) with peel of lime and soda, to avoid excessive sweetnesses! Excellent for Mexico hot weather!!
This gin is also available in thé Netherlands (at Gall & Gall stores). Very reasonable price, especially when on offer.(70cl €9.99-15.49)
We at times have this on the shelves in Cuenca, Ecuador….Fantastic value…..good gin for a Martini if you are going to have two…….great well booze….
Love the nose, love it in g&t, love the 1L bottle, love the value, no need for more.
Cheers from Guatemala City.
In Cambodia you can buy one litre of Gibson’s gin for US$5. Come and see. They also have zero covid deaths as of 4 August 2020.
In Phnom Penh, Cambodia you can buy a one litre bottle of Gibson’s gin for five bucks US. Worth the trip. As a bonus, there are zero covid deaths as of August 4, 2020.
After two months in France I have developed a taste for Gibson’s gin with Schweppes tonic for my mid day snorter. A touch sweet with lime but very refreshing and definitely helps with the mid day sun.
I just bought it in Ecuador. I find it quite refreshing.