Boodles Gin

LCBO#: 397539
Price: $29.95
Made in: England, United Kingdom
By: Proximo

A London Dry gin that is made in London, but bottled in the States, at 45.2%. Fresh juniper notes with mild grasses, citruses and spices. Reminds me of Beefeater 24 and Tanqueray No. Ten. Quite smooth in the mouth. Alcohol, light herbal notes and some bitterness in the finish. Nothing complex here, but a nice smooth London Dry gin to do a nice Martini.

Rating: 3.4/5

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North of 7 Triple Beam Gin

LCBO#: 413542
Price: $39.95
Made in: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
By: North of 7

Hmm… a local distillery that makes a gin. Why not! Our first from this place, written batch #16. With local ingredients and the juniper from Wakefield. Smells herbal and berry-ish like gin should. Oh wow, full flavour of these botanical beauties! So smooth, with a nice warming touch. The herbs just linger forever. This is such flavourful spirit… worth drinking alone.

Rating: 4.2/5

Ungava Canadian Premium Gin

LCBO#: 374231
Price: $34.95
Made in: Canada
By: Les Spiritueux Ungava

This Canadian Premium Gin includes Nordic juniper, Arctic blend, Labrador tea, Crowberries, Cloudberries and Wild Rose Hip. Its colour is different from common gin, as it is a nice flashy light golden-yellow one. Alcohol is felt in both the nose and taste, but this gin is all-around smooth, as in more warning than burning. Floral notes with some spices. Also lots of citrus. All very well-blended. Pretty smooth in a dirty Martini.

Rating: 3.9/5

Piger Henricus Gin

LCBO#: 398842
Price: $44.95 (750ml bottle)
SAQ#: 13222711
Price: $30.75 (500ml bottle)
Made in: Quebec, Canada
By: Les distillateurs subversifs
ABV: 43%

This microdistilled gin from Quebec, Canada has a blend of juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, cardamon and… parsnips. The aromas are mild with a mix of gin and vodka. More going on in the taste that reveals the gin side, but nicely balanced. Stays mild for a while and the heat takes longer to kick in. The parsnips is lightly felt in the lingering. An interesting addition and good to sip on its own. Or mix.

Rating: 3.7/5

Gin Mare

LCBO#: 481598
Price: $53.45
Made in: Barcelona, Spain
By: Global Premium Brands
ABV: 42.7%

Beautiful unique bottle from Barcelona, Spain. Blended from Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, basil, cardamom, coriander and juniper – so lots going on here. These spices can be felt in the nose with the olives polishing the rest. Quite herbal and sharp in the taste with the warming kick coming a bit later. This takes away from the typical juniper notes of gin. Quite interesting but lacking a little balance to drink alone. Bring the tonic!

Rating: 3.9/5