Helsinki Dry Gin
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  • citrus
  • juniper
  • botanicals
  • coriander
  • slightly sweet
  • floral
  • orange
  • lemon peel
  • zesty

Helsinki

Dry Gin (0.5l, 47%)
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Character Goatson
A classy Gin from Helsinki that is sure to seduce you.

The setting of the Helsinki Distilling Company is probably not the most ordinary one in the heart of the abbatoir district where the city's slaughterhouse operated from the 1930s to the 1990s. At one point in time, the distillery building also served as a power plant, a soap factory, a meatball factory, a car wash, and, a Wine cellar. (Bet you didn't see all these coming.)

However, life's ways are usually funny, and in 2014, the building became home to an award-winning distillery, founded by two friends, Kai Kilpinen and Mikko Mykkänen, who managed to bite through the complicated Finnish distilling regulations. Ever since, the portfolio of the first distillery in Helsinki in over 100 years includes premium Gin, the first local Aquavit, applejack from Finnish apples, "Lonkero" as well as Rye and Single Malt Whiskey.

Their award-winning Helsinki Dry Gin is an artisanal Gin, based on 9 hand-picked botanicals. It's no secret which ones, since at Helsinki Distilling, they more than proudly share them. So, it's Arctic lingonberry, Finnish lingonberries, rich Balkan juniper, Seville orange, lemone peels, fennel and coriander seeds, Orris root, Angelica root and even a pinch of rose petals. Bottled at 94 proof, it's blended with the purest Finnish water and basically tastes like if Nordic forest and floral citrus-y flavors had a baby. A super classy Gin that you can sip it on its own or with an espresso, you know, like Grappa. Another obvious option: enjoy it in a good ol' G&T. 
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh citrus notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Juniper notes mingle with botanicals. Fennel and coriander seeds, Orris root, Angelica root.

Finish
Fresh and sweet.
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  • citrus
  • juniper
  • botanicals
  • coriander
  • slightly sweet
  • floral
  • orange
  • lemon peel
  • zesty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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!
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.
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.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
While juniper-heavy Gin is perfect for your daily G&T, it is also complemented extremely well by tea flavours such as Earl Grey. Try steeping Earl Grey tea bags in Gin for an hour before mixing it with lemon juice and soda for a refreshing tipple. This one gets you additional kudos, so let’s keep it between us.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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!
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.
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.
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
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