On the palate, Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water has a delightful and robust effervescence. The bubbles last for a nice time on the palate and dissipate slowly when poured.
It has a slightly spicy aroma. Hints of cinnamon and spiced orange dance from the glass on its own. Sipped, there’s a good amount of citrus on the mid-palate. Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water has a mild and relatively short quinine/bitterness. The longest lasting flavor from Double Dutch here are those spice notes.
Notes of lemongrass, sweet cinnamon bark and lemon rind linger. They ring, as if the dying echoes of a distant shout. Or the last vibrations of a distant car with the subwoofer turned up all the way. On its own Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water is a nice soda.
I mixed the Indian Tonic with Old Young’s Common Gin— an assertive juniper forward, 58.8% ABV gin. I found it to be quite pleasant. There was a hint of spice to the finish that wasn’t there when the gin was sipped on its own. I found the bitterness on the finish to be more present— oddly— when mixed with gin than when I sipped Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water on its own.
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