Makar Original Dry Gin
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  • rosemary
  • juniper
  • pine
  • black pepper
  • spicy
  • mint
  • herbs
  • citrus
  • lemon peel

Makar

Original Dry Gin (0.7l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
A classic London Dry Spirit with warm and rich notes of juniper and rosemary up front and bright citrus notes back stage.

The original Glasgow Distillery Company operated from 1770 through about 1902, falling to the great Whisky recession that saw many a distillery shutter their doors. The current iteration was founded in 2012 by Liam Hughes, Ian McDougall, and Mike Hayward with production beginning in 2014. They have expanded to produce a wide range of Spirits from Single Malts to Gin and everything in between. And they recently received financing to expand production even further and bring their products to Asia and North America.

Makar is the name of Glasgow Distillery’s Gin brand of which there are five. Makar Original Dry Gin is the core Spirit of their range and — we are told — it is the first Gin to be distilled in Glasgow. It’s crafted in the traditional London Dry style and supported by seen botanicals — juniper, of course, followed by angelica root, licorice, coriander, lemon zest, black peppercorn, cassia (cinnamon), and a dash of rosemary to compliment the juniper. Each of the five stills at Glasgow Distillery is named, and this Gin drips lovingly from the coils of Annie before being bottled at 43% ABV.

Smartass Corner:
The name "Makar" is taken from the old Scot’s Gaelic word for "poet" or "bard" — a "maker."
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Appearance / Color
Silvery Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is inviting with notes of pine and herbs over a bright citrus and menthol essence.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate lets the juniper and rosemary take center stage with the black pepper and cassia spicing things up on the back palate.

Finish
The finish is clean and drying with a lingering note of lemon pepper.
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  • rosemary
  • juniper
  • pine
  • black pepper
  • spicy
  • mint
  • herbs
  • citrus
  • lemon peel
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
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.
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.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
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.
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.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
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.
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