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Gorilla Spirits Silverback Gorilla Gin

Gorilla Spirits Silverback Gorilla Gin

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Unleash the Power: A Deep Dive into Gorilla Spirits Silverback Gin

Silverback Gin by Gorilla Spirits isn't your average gin. This award-winning spirit, named after the majestic silverback gorilla, embodies power and elegance in every sip. Here at The General Wine Company, we're thrilled to offer this exceptional gin and delve into its depths with a comprehensive tasting note, complete with serving suggestions to tantalise your taste buds.

A Modern Take on a Classic:

Silverback Gin is a London Dry Gin, a style known for its juniper-forward character. However, Gorilla Spirits takes this classic and injects a modern twist. Distilled with just seven meticulously chosen botanicals, Silverback achieves a beautiful balance between tradition and innovation.

On the Nose:

The first impression is one of invigorating freshness. Bright citrus notes, particularly sweet orange, take centre stage. Hints of coriander seed add a touch of peppery warmth, while subtle floral notes from acacia blossom peek through. Lemongrass weaves its magic in the background, offering a touch of grassy intrigue.

On the Palate:

The initial burst of citrus from the nose translates beautifully onto the palate. The juniper asserts itself here, providing a robust backbone to the gin. The coriander seed's peppery warmth becomes more pronounced, adding a pleasant complexity. Acacia blossom's delicate floral character dances on the tongue, while subtle hints of honeyed sweetness emerge. Lemongrass takes a more prominent role on the taste buds, leaving a refreshing, almost cooling sensation.

The Finish:

The finish of Silverback Gin is long and satisfying. The juniper lingers, leaving a dry warmth on the tongue. Hints of citrus and spice gradually fade, leaving a clean and refreshing aftertaste.

Key Botanicals and their Influence:

  • Juniper: The cornerstone of any good gin, juniper provides the essential piney and earthy notes that define the spirit.
  • Sweet Orange: Hailing from the citrus family, sweet orange adds a vibrant burst of freshness and a touch of sweetness to the gin.
  • Coriander Seed: This botanical contributes a touch of peppery warmth and complexity to the gin's flavour profile.
  • Angelica Root: Angelica root offers a hint of earthiness and herbaceousness, balancing the citrus notes.
  • Calamus Root: This lesser-known botanical adds a touch of sweetness and a subtle woody character.
  • Acacia Blossom: Delicate and floral, acacia blossom adds a touch of elegance and intrigue to the gin.
  • Lemongrass: Lemongrass provides a refreshing, almost citrusy note with a hint of grassiness, making the gin feel light and invigorating.

Gorilla Perfect Serves:

The versatility of Silverback Gin allows for a variety of delightful serves. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:

  • The Classic G&T: For a true appreciation of Silverback's nuanced flavour profile, a simple G&T is perfect. Fill a highball glass with ice, add 50ml of Silverback Gin, top with a premium tonic water, and garnish with a wedge of sweet orange.
  • Silverback Gin Fizz: For a refreshing twist on the classic Gin Fizz, combine 50ml of Silverback Gin, 25ml lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup, and a dash of egg white (optional) in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist.
  • The Silverback Spritz: This lighter option is perfect for summer days. Combine 50ml of Silverback Gin, 25ml Aperol, and a splash of soda water in a wine glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange and a rosemary sprig.

Beyond the Bottle: A Spirit with a Cause

Gorilla Spirits is a company passionate about conservation. With every bottle of Silverback Gin sold, they donate £1 to The Gorilla Organization, a charity dedicated to protecting gorillas and their habitat in Africa. So, by enjoying this exceptional gin, you're not only treating yourself to a delightful beverage but also contributing to a worthy cause.

In Conclusion:

Silverback Gin by Gorilla Spirits is a remarkable spirit that deserves a place on any gin enthusiast's shelf. Its fresh citrus notes, balanced by subtle spice and floral hints, create a truly unique and captivating flavour experience. The use of high-quality botanicals and a meticulous distillation process shine through in every sip. With its versatility for classic and contemporary cocktails, Silverback Gin is a true crowd-pleaser. So, raise a glass to Gorilla Spirits Silverback Gin, a spirit that embodies power, elegance, and a commitment to conservation.

Order yours today from The General Wine Company and embark on your own Gorilla Spirits adventure!


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