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Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

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Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin: A Journey Through the Spice Route in a Glass

Embark on an aromatic adventure with Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin, a spirit that captures the essence of the ancient Spice Route. Distilled in England with a nod to the exotic East, this gin boasts a unique flavour profile brimming with warmth, citrus, and complex spice notes.

A Nose Rich with History

The first impression of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is an inviting aroma that intertwines classic juniper with a captivating medley of spices. Fresh grapefruit peel cuts through the initial intensity, offering a burst of citrusy vibrancy. As the gin opens up, intriguing notes of earthy cumin and cardamom emerge, adding a touch of warmth and depth. Hints of black pepper from India add a subtle piquancy, while coriander seeds from Morocco lend a touch of floral sweetness. The overall aroma is rich and complex, promising a flavour experience that is both familiar and exciting.

A Taste Explosion on the Palate

The initial sip of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin delivers a burst of flavour that mirrors the enticing aroma. Juniper berries take centre stage, providing a robust foundation, but quickly give way to the symphony of spices. Warmth from the cubeb berries of Indonesia floods the palate, offering a gentle peppery character that lingers pleasantly. The citrus notes, present on the nose, translate beautifully onto the tongue, with grapefruit and orange peel adding a refreshing zestiness. Black pepper adds a subtle kick, complementing the warmth of the cubeb berries without overpowering the other botanicals. Coriander seeds provide a touch of sweetness that balances the peppery elements, creating a harmonious and well-rounded flavour profile.

A Finish that Lingers

The finish of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is long and satisfying. The juniper fades gently, allowing the warming spice notes to linger on the palate. Hints of grapefruit and orange peel return, offering a refreshing counterpoint to the peppery warmth. The overall impression is one of complexity and depth, with each sip revealing new layers of flavour to explore.

Serving Suggestions to Ignite Your Senses

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin's versatility shines through in a variety of cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to tantalise your taste buds:

  • The Classic G&T: For a simple yet satisfying serve, pair 50ml of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin with premium Indian tonic water. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit and a sprig of fresh rosemary for a touch of herbal intrigue.
  • Spicy Negroni: Embrace the gin's peppery notes with a twist on the classic Negroni. Combine 30ml of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin, 30ml of Campari, and 30ml of sweet vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel for a touch of citrus brightness.
  • Spiced Apple Collins: Create a refreshing and seasonally-inspired cocktail by combining 50ml of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin, 25ml of freshly squeezed apple juice, 20ml of lemon juice, and 15ml of simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Top with soda water and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of apple.

In Conclusion: A Gin for the Adventurous Spirit

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is a captivating exploration of flavour and history. Its unique blend of botanicals, inspired by the ancient Spice Route, offers a taste experience that is both familiar and exotic. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a creative cocktail, this gin is sure to ignite the adventurous spirit of any gin lover. So, raise a glass and embark on a journey through the Spice Route with every sip of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin.


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