Brooklyn Gin didn’t have that heavy turpentine flavor regularly associated with typical middle shelf or bottom shelf gins. The gin was a little sweet, had some nice floral notes, and finished smooth. It mixed well or straight on ice. My first gin purchase for over 20 years and I wasn’t disappointed. Would purchase again.
Um, a REALLY heavy cork and metal cap. The cutting edge of taste is a bit of a shock but by the second glass it calms down. A bit. It makes a good gin and tonic if your tonic isn't mass produced. And it makes a strong martini. I especially liked it in a Vesper.
Gin is an acquired taste, like coffee. I found I enjoyed gin n' tonics in college, while most of my friends were drinking light beer. I graduated to martinis and negronis and am a gin man. This was the first time I tried Brooklyn Gin, and I loved it as a martini. It does have lots of citrus, which a bit of fresh lemon juice squeezed into the shaker really stands out. (NOT a lemon drop! Just a short spritz of lemon, really) I also enjoy Brooklyn's strong juniper flavors in that old bromide (but tasty nonetheless) Aviation. Use real Crème de Violet which you can easily get nowadays. But the icy gin and Marischino has a fabulous taste, and Brooklyn brings a full-bodied juniper shelf to hold the drink. Yes is has strong juniper... but ain't that what gin's about anyway?