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Sipsmith Distillery VJOP Very Juniper Over Proof Gin 57.7%

Sipsmith Distillery VJOP Very Juniper Over Proof Gin 57.7%

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Sipsmith V.J.O.P. Gin: A Juniper Journey for Gin Purists (57.7% ABV)

Calling all juniper enthusiasts! If you crave a gin that celebrates the very essence of the spirit, then look no further than Sipsmith V.J.O.P. Gin. This award-winning spirit, bottled at a formidable 57.7% ABV (alcohol by volume), lives up to its name – Very Juniper Over Proof. Distilled with a dedication to bold botanical character, Sipsmith V.J.O.P. offers a gin experience unlike any other.

Aromatic Assault: The Essence of Juniper

On the nose, V.J.O.P. is an unabashed declaration of juniper. The initial aroma is a symphony of pine and cedarwood, presenting a powerful and refreshing accord. Hints of citrus peel, like zesty orange, peek through the juniper embrace, adding a touch of vibrancy to the fragrance. This is a gin for those who appreciate the classic juniper profile, but with an intensity that will invigorate the senses.

Juniper Reigns Supreme: A Bold and Balanced Palate

The juniper dominance continues onto the palate, where V.J.O.P. truly comes into its own. The first sip delivers a surge of juniper flavour, with a pronounced piney character that resonates throughout the mouth. However, V.J.O.P. is far from a one-note wonder. Beneath the juniper's powerful presence lie layers of rich spice and intriguing hints of dark chocolate. These unexpected notes add complexity and depth to the gin, preventing it from becoming overwhelming.

A Long and Lingering Finish: The Juniper Legacy Endures

The finish of V.J.O.P. is long and dry, leaving a lasting impression of juniper on the palate. The warmth of the alcohol is noticeable, but it complements the flavour profile rather than overpowering it. The juniper character gracefully tapers off, allowing the subtle nuances of spice and chocolate to linger. This lingering finish is a testament to the high-quality botanicals and expert distillation process employed by Sipsmith.

Unveiling the Mastermind: The Sipsmith V.J.O.P. Production Story

Sipsmith V.J.O.P.'s impressive juniper profile is a result of meticulous crafting. The gin boasts double the amount of juniper berries compared to Sipsmith's classic London Dry Gin. Furthermore, it undergoes a unique three-part juniper infusion process, including a three-day maceration stage. This extended juniper contact ensures that the spirit is bursting with the essence of this essential botanical.

Crafted for the Gin Aficionado: Serving Suggestions for V.J.O.P.

While Sipsmith V.J.O.P.'s bold character may be appreciated neat or on the rocks by true juniper devotees, its power also lends itself well to classic cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to unlock the full potential of this exceptional gin:

  • The Perfect G&T: For a refreshing take on the Gin & Tonic, pair V.J.O.P. with a high-quality Mediterranean tonic water. The tonic's citrus notes will complement the juniper's vibrancy, while the subtle quinine bitterness will provide a balancing counterpoint. Opt for a garnish of grapefruit peel or a sprig of rosemary to elevate the aroma and taste.
  • The Martini Reimagined: The classic Martini is a perfect canvas for showcasing V.J.O.P.'s juniper prowess. Combine a measure of V.J.O.P. with a touch of dry vermouth, stirred and chilled to perfection. Garnish with a lemon twist to add a touch of elegance and a delightful citrus aroma.
  • The Aviation with a Twist: This vintage cocktail gets a juniper boost with V.J.O.P. Combine gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, and a touch of crème de violette. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. The floral notes of the crème de violette will create a delightful contrast with the juniper's intensity.

In Conclusion: A Gin for the Discerning Palate

Sipsmith V.J.O.P. Gin is a bold statement for juniper lovers. Its powerful juniper character, complemented by subtle hints of spice and chocolate, creates a unique and unforgettable drinking experience. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or used to craft a classic cocktail, V.J.O.P. promises to tantalise the taste buds and redefine your perception of gin.  For those seeking a gin that celebrates the essence of juniper in all its glory, look no further than Sipsmith V.J.O.P. Gin.


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