Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country India
  • Distillery Nao Spirits
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • lime
  • almonds
  • biscuit
  • floral
  • spicy
  • citrus
  • ginger
  • pine
  • fragrant

Hapusa

Himalayan Dry Gin (0.75l, 43%)
Price $50.99

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Upstart Indian distiller Nao Spirits brings the flavors of the Himalayas to a fragrant, floral, and citrusy Gin.

Nao Spirits came to life in 2015 as the entrepreneurial brainstorm of to local bar owners looking to build a locally influenced craft Gin in India — the place where the Gin & Tonic was invented. It helped that one of them — cofounder Anand Virami — had worked in the marketing and brand management departments of Moët Hennessy, William Grant & Sons (Glenfiddich), and Rémy Cointreau. So the two men purchased a small copper still named Agatha and began experimenting with Indian botanicals to find just the right combinations.

"Hapusa" has a double meaning for this Gin. In India, it’s the name of the common Mango fruit that Portuguese traders called Alphonso. In Celtic-influenced languages of the UK it means "Happy" or "Happiness."

Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin is made from botanical infusions that you would find in the kitchen cabinets of nearly every Indian household — including Himalayan juniper, turmeric, mango, ginger, cardamom, coriander seeds, gondhoraj limes, and almonds.

Smartass Corner:
Gondhoraj limes have been called "The King of Limes." Often confused with the Kaffir lime, the Gondhoraj is actually a cross between a regular lime and a mandarine orange. Attempts to grow this exceptionally fragrant fruit outside of India’s Bengal region have failed.

  • Category Gin
  • Country India
  • Distillery Nao Spirits
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is fresh and crisp with fragrant citrus notes with a dash of pine.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Taken neat, the flavor profile leads with the Gondhoraj limes in all of their fragrant glory followed by almond cookies, pine resin, tons of floral notes, and a pleasant spice.

Finish
The finish is brisk and clean with a sharp ginger note over a pine base.
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  • lime
  • almonds
  • biscuit
  • floral
  • spicy
  • citrus
  • ginger
  • pine
  • fragrant
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
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