Porter's Modern Classic Gin

Porter’s Gin Porter's Modern Classic Gin

(0.75l, 41.5%)


8.3/10
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$33.99
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A crisp and clean Gin deploying the best of new sciences applied to old world techniques.

In 2009, Ben Iravani opened a trendy bar in Aberdeen, Scotland. Even as that business flourished, he had dreams of something more. Alex Lawrence joined the bar team and shared the passion for crafting a custom Spirit. Soon they had recruited a local friend — Josh Rennie — to join them. And after years of experimentation they came up with their ideal recipe of botanicals infusions and a unique method to extract them using cold vacuum distillation to avoid heating up the ingredients. They were helped to create their special vacuum still by Professor Andrew Porter of the University of Aberdeen and named their Spirit after him.

Porter’s Gin is open about how they make their Spirits. The base comes from G&L Distillers near Manchester and arrives with the fundamental Gin infusions in place, including juniper, coriander seed, angelica, licorice, citrus zest, almond, and cinnamon. Once back at the lab in Aberdeen, Ben and crew use their custom vacuum still to add pink peppercorn, cassia, and Buddah’s hand — a rare Asian citrus fruit with spindly fingers-like lobes.

Smartass corner:
The evaporation and boiling point of any liquid are a function of temperature and pressure. Vacuum distillation lowers the air pressure until the boiling point drops to ambient air temp. Porter’s Gin uses this process to prevent "cooking" certain botanicals during infusion.
  • Category
    Gin
  • Style
    Dry Gin
  • Region
    Aberdeen
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Alcohol
    41.5%
  • Distillery

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citrus
cinnamon
coriander
pepper
nutty
juniper
passion fruit
zesty
almonds
What does Porter's Modern Classic Gin taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Porter's Modern Classic Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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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.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is resiny juniper up front with lots of complex citrus.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the palate, the citrus is still there, but it leans back and lets the spices step up to the fore with cinnamon, coriander, and pink peppercorns.

Finish
The finish is crisp and clean with a gentle, lingering nuttiness.
Ratings & Reviews
William
William,
This is a fantastic gin that has subtle yet incredibly enjoyable flavors that are easy to drink. Cannot recommend enough! I just hope this stays as an option to purchase on Flaviar!!
 
Tony
Tony,
I am predominantly a martini-with-olives man. I find olives and Porter’s are in a bit of a conflict. That assessment is by no means a negative, simply an incentive to break for a lemon twist from time to time, which works lovely with Porter’s botanicals, especially the orange, lemon, cinnamon, liquorice and almond influences. I vary my gins nightly, so going down that path is a welcome one. Will definitely consider another bottle.
 
S
S,
A good classic dry gin. Delicious! You can definitely taste the juniper berries. Not flowery, which is ok sometimes...but when you want a traditional gin - this is the one to reach for!
 
Linda
Linda,
This gin was fantastic! It had so much flavor yet it still tasted like gin. I highly recommend it and will order it again.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
this blew me away. i'm going to keep it in my house from now on. just beautiful.
 
John
John,
Just loved it!
 
Derek
Derek,
I loved this bottle. It is refreshing and full of juniper flavor. Fully recommend it for anyone who loves gin.
 
Matt
Matt,
Best Gin I’ve ever tasted!
 
Richard
Richard,
Makes a classic Martini. Old school gin but better taste.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Very fruity, great flavor. Distinct juniper flavor. Delicious.
 
Egan
Egan,
Incredibly floral, herbal, and aromatic gin that maintains a pleasant smoothness on the palate. Super easy to mix while taking full advantage of its flavor, makes awesome G&T’s and its variants, though would not recommend in cocktails in which the gin would be easily overpowered such as Negronis.
 
Adrian
Adrian,
A very bright, approachable gin that made a lovely dry gin martini. Very much a classic London flavor.
 
Daren
Daren,
Checks all the right boxes. Clean and tasty.
 
ROBERTO
ROBERTO,
A very refreshing gin. The flavor notes touch on the full juniper berry experience: fresh; lightly sweet; and a nice tang at the end. If a light citrus-like accent works for you, try this.
 
jake
jake,
Nice light flavor
 
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