The Alpinist Premium Dry Gin

The Alpinist

Premium Dry

(0.7l, 42%)


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It’s like they captured a high mountain meadow in a bottle.

Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries — just 62 square miles. It sits smack-dab between Switzerland and Austria in the Alps. So while The Alpinist is a legal company in Liechtenstein, it bills it’s core product as “Swiss Premium Dry Gin.” I guess the marketing team thought that “Liechtenstein” took up too much space on the bottle. Anyway, the company uses a distillery at the foot of the Alps using only water melted from the Aletch Glacier. Today they produce their signature Gin and a pair of Caribbean Rums that are tasty too.

Turns out that the melted glacier water makes a pretty big difference. The water is exceptionally “soft,” meaning that it had almost no dissolved minerals to impact the taste of distillation. The Alpinist Swiss Premium Dry Gin also has a local flare for flavor — it is filled with aromatic botanicals that grow wild in the high mountain valleys, including Silver Thistle, Lady’s Mantle, and Arnica. And yes, you can expect a fair amount of traditional “London Dry” ingredients as well. You’ll find Citrus zest a’plenty and enough juniper to let you know that you are drinking Gin. They keep the rest of the recipe a secret, but we suspect angelica root and lavender as well. 

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  • Style
    Dry Gin
  • Region
    Switzerland
  • Country
    Switzerland
  • Alcohol
    42%
  • Distillery
    The Alpinist
  • Bottler
    The Alpinist

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grain
juniper
herbs
berries
barley
botanicals
oily
fruit
corn
What does The Alpinist Premium Dry Gin taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in The Alpinist Premium Dry Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe, and sold via distributors to the Gin makers of the world.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Herbaceous and floral

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Very crisp with the juniper you expect and plenty of citrus and more florals

Finish
Clean, fresh, and dry
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