Greenall’s is still one of the top Gin producers in England, they make a wide variety of Gins and other distilled Spirits, and have been doing so since… geeze… since Methuselah wore diapers (1760). That’s more than 250 years of Gin-making know-how. Greenall’s is a part of the De Vere group and is a major contract distiller for Quintessential Brands, which owns a ton of Spirit brands, far too many to list here. What matters is that one of those brands includes…
Opihr Oriental Spiced London Dry Gin is the salsa of Gin — a 40% ABV lemon-pepper bomb going off next to a pine tree during Sunday dinner in Mumbai… in a glass! So, is that good? Well, yes, but don’t come knocking at this door unless you want something different. If you are in the mood for a buttoned-up shirt and bowler hat, this is not the Gin for you. But if you have a hidden wild side, or if you are secretly wearing red-striped boxer shorts under that three-piece suit, then welcome to the party.
Opihr is different. So let’s set this table of infused botanicals… cubeb berries from Malaysia, tellicherry black peppercorns from India, Turkish cumin, coriander from Morocco, Italian juniper, and orange zest from Spain. Make no mistake… this is NOT a manhood-testing pain-fest. It’s as much of a London Dry Gin as any, but with a different attitude.
Nice and smooth gin. The usual juniper present and some of the oriental spices made themselves evident. Not a whole lot to offer and not too much depth, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Smooth. Like the distinct black pepper hearty gin flavor.
Not what I’m looking for in a drink. Told my wife it smelled like Asian food and at the second taste, narrowed it down to Indian curry. I can’t imagine a cocktail or occasion I would want this. Gave it a couple stars because it’s “interesting”, but I’d never buy it.
A well balanced lemon-pepper gin thats been done right. Easy to sip and enjoy. A good mix of gin and fun spices.
Spicy, peppery aftertaste. Will do well paired with food in the winter. Warms you up.
I'm not a gin guy. This definitely does not taste like a $35 bottle of booze. The black pepper is really something else, very unique. I'm giving it 8 stars taking into consideration the price/value.
Very smooth. But I wish it were a bit more intense to be perfect for my palate.
Amazing infusion that takes me back to Southeast Asia. Excellent with cranberry juice.
Wonderful flavor and smell. We used to make a mixed drink and it accentuated the other flavors.
It is a classic, complex, 'London Dry Gin that has an aromatic birth; while a bold & spicy life leads to a long & dry death with notes of berries & cracked pepper.
Taste like Bombay East
I originally tasted this in the gin-ne-sais-quoi tasting box and wasn't that impressed. Well, I went out and purchased a bottle any way to try something different. It's actually a very interesting drink. A lot of funk going on, lemon, pepper, coriander, spices.
Is pretty good at the beginning, with the right soda you can taste and feel the Indian spices.
Delicious but boring
The cardamom in makes this a very delicious gin. I definitely prefer it it a little less juniper forward and here there is just a hint of juniper. Honestly this makes the best gimlet I have had, but does not stand up particularly well in other cocktails with strong liqueurs present.
Surprising and pleasant notes of musk and pepper this was lovely
The scent reminds me of an Indian women who missed a few weeks of showers. Tastes like patchouli and turmeric. Not a fan.
Very enjoyable peppery essence and botanical flavors. The nose has a peppercorn hints followed with zest and a trace of floral. The tast is spice of pepper perfection and a trail of citrus. A nice sipping Gin.
strong cardamom notes, not overly juniper-y. makes a very good and different gin cocktail.
Reminded my wife and I of a very weak ramen broth.
Exceptional taste and wonderful with lemon, mango and ginger beer!
Crisp, hints of cucumber and bitters. Spicy.
Man that pepper and coriander is an interesting taste.
Very intense flavours that could be polarizing, you will either love it or hate it. Tasted like cardamom, very bitter finish. You could probably make a unique cocktail with this as well.
Love it. Loads of flavour versus just an ethanol shot. Pepper and spices. Teams well with a tonic like Fever Tree Med as that tonic allows the gin flavours to come through. Very refreshing with a squeeze of fresh lime. Something to look forward to and always a surprisingly enjoyable drink.
Definitely the most interesting gin I’ve ever tried. Very smooth. Tastes like liquid Indian food to me with it’s strong cumin character
Kind of a fun find. Not your traditional gin, but definitely gin. Dipped it straight chilled for tasting and enjoyed it. I think it would get lost in tonic.
Strong spices were too much for me. Odd mix of pepper and something else I just don't like. Made a G&T with some elderflower tonic and it did not go down well. Wouldn't buy a bottle of it.
I had the station while traveling in London last summer. It’s hands-down, the most interesting Jen… Not spicy but there’s just a smoothness and beauty to its flavor… Nothing compares
Definitely different. Black pepper pounds the pallet and lingers like your buddy after a night a drinking - I liked it - but I was glad when the glass was empty.
Color is clear, absent. Nose is peppery, with bright citrus, and an unknown to me spice/herb, possibly the Cubeb. First sip is juniper and cardamom, then the lemon zest and orange peel from the nose, followed by a sharp pepper and spice/herb flavor, as well as an appearance of the cumin. Overall quite unique and pleasant. Definitely pairs better with a more mild tonic to let the unique flavors shine through.
Different, and Good!
This is amazing! It’s got a wonderful full body sweet taste.
Spectacularly idiosyncratic. So many unexpected spices in a gin: coriander, cumin...that stuff called "cubeb" that seems to comprise cinnamon and Silk Road camel dander. Big lemon pepper greeting. A sipping gin for the daring.
Smelt like dirty socks. Tastes like crap.
Light and fruity, the subtle pine is great. Perfect in a g&t
Smooth, but not a fan of the pepper bite at the end.
Strong Licorice flavour
Smooth but still so flavorful.
Makes up for being only 80 proof with tons of flavors.very enjoyable chilled and neat in a martini glass. Light on the juniper then a rush of lemon orange and pepper.
Enjoyed the spicy flavors, it’s so smooth it’s best just straight or 1 cube.
The subtle mix of spices create awesome notes throughout my mouth. I have never gotten to the G&T since this is so good over ice.
maybe it's because I've tasted several gins, but this one is not one that I would have again. I prefer Gunpowder Irish Gin or Plymouth or even Gordons
For some reason I have the notion that this would go great with Mexican food. Digging the flavors, zesty and spicy.
Yes! And Indian food too. All that ... "of the earth" vibe would complement any strong ethnic food. Turkish! Afghani! Georgian! Etc.
This is my favorite gin. Try this with elderflower tonic and it might be the best G&T ever.
I really like the slight spiciness.
One of my favorite weeknight bottles
If you like pine you will enjoy this, but since I look for more fruity balance I was not a fan. Grew on me after the first sip though
Light lemon and pine aroma; smooth flavor, though not very complex. Pleasant, but I don't find it memorable.
This is what I imagine James Bond uses in his martini. Lovely.
Far too heavy on the "oriental" flavor. Unbalanced.
Not the worst thing ever but its lacking
Clean and fresh. Lemon and coriander. Very nice.
A real treat. The coriander and pepper notes are a nice change from the typical juniper-forward gins in the London dry style. Lovely over ice with just a twist of lime.
Fantastic garnished with red chilli and coriander.
Smell is fantastic! Peppery and lemony. Even liked it neat. Didn't know Gin could be this good. Maked a sublime Gin and Tonic.
Definitely not your run of the mill gin. Would make a great bee's knees. As a matter of fact I think I'll have one.
Goes exceptionally well with ginger beer and an orange slice, tastes like a real festive drink!
Definitely going to try thst. Sounds like a good combo
Very Special! Very Nice
I definitely got the pepper and cumin flavor from this one. Clean and refreshing. Would love to try this in G&T