Jinzu Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Cameronbridge
  • Age NAS
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 41.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • cherry
  • citrus
  • fruit
  • blossom
  • zesty
  • pine
  • botanicals
  • juniper
  • coriander

Jinzu

Gin (0.7l, 41.3%)
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Gin puts on an Asian outfit.

Jinzu is a side project made by Diageo’s Cameronbridge Distillery Outside Edinburgh. But it was created by professional bartender Dee Davis who entered Diageo’s “Show Your Spirit” competition in 2013, and Jinzu was her winning entry. And the judges liked it so much that Diageo decided to make it a real product. Dee travelled to Diageo’s World Innovation center and worked with Tanqueray master distiller Tom Nichol to perfect the production.

Jinzu sounds like a new oriental martial art. It also sounds like a Japanese pronunciation of the “Gin.” But Jinzu the spirit is a combination of grain-based Gin and Japanese Sake steeped with traditional Gin botanicals and a few Asian additions — including cherry blossom and yuzu (an east Asian citrus fruit). The net result is something that feels like Gin, but with a creamy sweetness that makes it pleasantly different at the same time.

  • Category Gin
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Cameronbridge
  • Age NAS
  • Style Dry Gin
  • Alcohol 41.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Citrus first, then pine and cherry.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Juniper is the core, but the zest and florals dance on top with fresh cream.

Finish
Gentle but long, with each flavour lingering both separately and in harmony.
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  • cherry
  • citrus
  • fruit
  • blossom
  • zesty
  • pine
  • botanicals
  • juniper
  • coriander
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
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!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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.
We know that Robert Haig was operating a production still on site, because there is an official record that he was summoned to appear by local church elders in 1655, for running his still there on Sunday -- the Sabbath.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
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!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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.
We know that Robert Haig was operating a production still on site, because there is an official record that he was summoned to appear by local church elders in 1655, for running his still there on Sunday -- the Sabbath.
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