Knickerbocker Gin
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  • spicy
  • lemon zest
  • orange
  • herbs
  • cinnamon
  • lingering sweet
  • coriander
  • ginger
  • zesty

New Holland Artisan Spirits

Knickerbocker Gin (0.75l, 42.5%)

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If only the New York Knicks scored as well as their namesake, Knickerbocker Gin… there would be a few more championship seasons in New Amsterdam. 
 
New Holland Brewing Company was the brain-child of two college buddies — Jason Spaulding and Brett Vander Kamp. They launched their little enterprise back in 1996, at the leading edge of the craft brewing and distilling movement. Based in Holland, Michigan, they have grown formidably, but have remained staunchly independent. Today they brew a wide range of beers and, in 2005, began distilling Spirits, ranging from Whiskeys, Rums, an Orange Liqueur, and Gins.
 
What’s a "knickerbocker" anyway? Well, it’s pants… as in, "don’t get your knickers in a bunch!" It’s also as in "The New York Knicks," and we all know that New York was once called "New Amsterdam" right? Amsterdam in is Holland… New Holland brewing… get it? Knickerbocker Gin is, at its heart, a London Dry style Gin, and a very nice one at that. 
 
The list of botanicals is just as it should be, twelve in all; juniper, coriander, angelica root, orange and lemon zest, cinnamon, ginger, orris, cardamon, fennel, clove, and nutmeg. That fennel is a pleasant surprise and accounts for the spice. It will certainly be a winner in your next cocktail with that spicy fennel acting as counterpoint to the freshness of the tonic and fruitiness of the Negroni

 
Smartass Corner:
"Knickerbocker" was the nickname given to Dutch immigrants landing in New York because of the traditional baggy pants worn by the men.
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Appearance / Color
Clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lemon peel, clean, with juniper.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Strong, with spice and more lemon, orange and cassia for sure, and a faint sweetness.
 
Finish 
Dry, long and herbal, with a lingering sweet spice.
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  • spicy
  • lemon zest
  • orange
  • herbs
  • cinnamon
  • lingering sweet
  • coriander
  • ginger
  • zesty
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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!
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.
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.
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 with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
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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!
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.
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.
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 with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
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