Pemberton Distillery out of British Columbia, Canada builds their Schramm Gin on a base spirit distilled from potatoes. Potato is a fussy and difficult— hence all the more impressive when the potato bill is organic and 100% locally grown.
The base potato spirit is distilled on Pemberton Distillery’s 1000 liter and 500 liter Holstein stills.
Schramm Gin features rosemary, rose hips, and cascade hops as their more unusual botanicals— in addition to cinnamon, orange, coriander and angelica root.
Schramm Gin sings with herbal tones. The nose calls to mind fresh celery, oregano and cucumber peel. It smells very green.
The first thing to note about the palate of Schramm Gin is the high quality of its base spirit. It tastes incredibly clean with a creamy, luscious mouth feel. I haven’t tasted it on its own, but this makes me think Schramm Organic Potato Vodka must be something quite special too.
The botanicals— specifically the rosemary— are the star of Schramm Gin. Early, rosemary with slightly camphorous facets. Mid-palate, the rose hips add some richness with earthy, thick green notes. It reminds me of a fresher version of the “Forest Floor” aroma in the Aroma Academy’s Gin kit. Camphorous rosemary and spruce adorn the finish.
The herbal notes dominate in all mixing applications with Schramm Gin. It pairs well with citrus in the Tom Collins or Gimlet. It pairs wonderfully with herbal spirits— the Corpse Reviver #2 or a 3:2 Martini would also be nice cocktails.
In a Gin and Tonic it’s more savory than it is sweet— pair it with bitter or citrus tonics.
Overall, Schramm Gin
Long and green, Schramm Gin is an herbal-gin lovers dream come true. If you’re a fan of gins like Gin Mare— make this a gin you seek out.
Fans of juniper will find it a little light on gin’s main botanical.
Highly Recommended in its category.