Tasting Notes for Jin Jiji Darjeeling India Dry Gin
Nose: Black tea and cream.
Palate: Weighty mouthfeel from the cashew nut and bolstered by prominent baking spice, cocoa nib, and bright, juicy ginger.
Finish: An earthy finish lingers, bringing the tea back to the fore.
Jin Jiji Darjeeling is the first Tea inspired variant within the Jin Jiji line.
Tea was chosen as a foundational component because India is home to the world’s most distinctive geographically indicated tea regions. Darjeeling, especially, is home to the most elegant & distinctive tea in the world.
Ginger, cardamom & clove, ingredients integral to the traditional preparation of Indian Masala tea (a daily staple in India) is also added. Each batch distilled uses Single Estate Tea of the highest grade from Jungpana Tea Garden.
Produced by Nao Spirits at their Goa distillery for Peak Spirits, based in India. Strangely, there is almost zero information about these guys. Even their web page is listed as under construction and refers us to their US distributor. We're guessing they're fairly new and just getting into the game, so we'll come back later and update once more info is available.
They do however, have this to say about their Jin Jiji Gin:
"We set out on an expedition around India to source for a gin that truly depicts the rich and diverse botanicals found in this magical country. The heart and soul of our “India Dry Gin” is wild Juniper, foraged in the extremity of the Himalayas. We couldn’t resist adding Tulsi, a fragrant lead used in Indian Ayurveda and often regarded by Hindus as the earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi. We distil our botanicals in a little distillery in Goa, throwing into the pot some of the highest grade, locally grown cashew nut – thriving here since being introduced by the Portuguese rulers in the seventeenth century."
Producer Produced at Nao Spirits Distillery for Peak Spirits Style India Dry Gin Volume 70cl ABV 43%