Tasting Notes for Del Professore Authentic Crocodile Gin
The Crocodile Gin is very fresh, with intense aromas of juniper and citrus, surrounded by nuances of coriander, elderflower and Jamaican pepper. On the palate it is full bodied and smooth, gently softened by notes of vanilla and exotic spices.
The Crocodile Gin marks a new experience in the adventurous life of Del Professore. This is the third Gin in the Del Professore range, all of which represent the rediscovery of a lost style of spirits production: this one in particular represents an Old Tom style Gin from the 19th century. The main botanicals are juniper berries, coriander, elderflower, Jamaican pepper, vanilla and citrus.
All the ingredients used in their products are natural, there are no artificial colours or flavours used. The combination of ingredients, time and seasons mean that no batch is the same, which is just another reason why these Gins are so special.
The Jerry Thomas Project produce two types of Gin del Professore, the Monsieur, with a more classic gin profile of juniper and citrus, and the Madame, with an extra layer of sweeter spiced aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and wild rose. Both gins represent the rediscovery of a lost style of gin production: the making of the ‘Bathtub Gin’. These were gins produced illegally during the American Prohibition, either at home, at Speakeasies or in distilleries. The gins were often fairly poor quality, so the Jerry Thomas producers wanted to bring the concept of the Bathtub Gin back into being, but to a very high quality, using artisanal methods and high quality ingredients. Retracing the same techniques they use for their vermouth, the creation of the gin starts with blending a juniper distillate into an infusion of herbs and spices with the aim of obtaining a deep complexity of aromas. Neither gins are industrially filtered and therefore they maintain their original amber colour gained from the spice infusion.
Producer Antica Distilleria Quaglia & The Jerry Thomas Speakeasy Bar. Style Italian Craft Gin Volume 70cl ABV 45%