Tasting Notes for Kalevala Small Batch Gin
This Navy Strength Gin is aromatic but gentle, with a hint of juniper. The botanicals are Jerusalem artichoke (also known as Jerusalem artichoke), blackcurrant leaves, sea buckthorn and of course juniper. Dry, gentle and strongly aromatic for a Navy Strength with a hint of pleasant sweetness. Perfect base for the classic Gin&Tonic, but also very tasty in the Tom Collins cocktail!
Organic small batch gin from the North Karelian forest in Finland. When we say small batch, we mean it, there are only 3 people involved in the entire process! Oh, and a cat apparently.
Kalevala Navy Strength Gin is a powerful-yet-approachable gin that has a sensationally clean, forest-fresh flavor profile. The gin is juniper-led and supported by soft, subtle botanicals such as raspberry leaf and rosemary . It is bottled at 50.9% ABV because Kalevala has decided that it is the optimum strength for its flavor profile
Kalevala Distillery was founded by Moritz Wüstenberg, who first took an interest in distilling because of the history of his mother’s hometown, Kitee, in easternmost Finland: the town is renowned for having been a major bootlegging hub during the 1930s prohibition in Finland. He decided to name his gin after the Kalevala, the poetry epic that consists of Finnish folklore and mythology. “I used the Finnish national epic as a source of inspiration for Kalevala gin, because its story is based near here, in Finnish Karelia,” Wüstenberg explains.
Kalevala gin has a four-strong team, consisting of, in addition to Wüstenberg himself: Kirsi, in charge of bottling and labelling; Tatyana as head of production and product development; and Pantteri the cat, who has been assigned the title of head of happiness. In recent years, Finnish gin has gone through a bit of a boom. However, Kalevala is the only organic spirit made in Finland, and the gin is handmade from start to finish: even the water used in the distilling process comes from their own well. In addition to juniper, ingredients used in Kalevala gin include sea-buckthorn, blackcurrant, rose bud and Jerusalem artichoke. The main aim is to source as many ingredients as possible from the Karelia region. His gins have gained success and a following around the world, and have now finally arrived in Singapore.
Producer Kalevala Distillery, Finland Style Finnish Navy Strength Gin Volume 70cl ABV 50.9%