Review: Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01
Gin Blend No. 01 is distilled by Venus Spirits and and bottled at 46% ABV.
Price Range: $30-$40
Venus Spirit is owned and operated by Sean Venus who worked for 14 years in the craft brewing and organic food industries before opening his distillery. Venus Spirits is located in Santa Cruz, three blocks from the coast and just 2 miles from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
Nose: Smells of lavender and bright citrus with a low malt note in the background.
Palate: Tastes strongly of citrus and lavender.
Finish: The finish is smooth with little heat and a pleasant floral character.
Conclusion: Venus Spirits' Gin Blend No. 1 is a good example of a contemporary gin. In general I prefer more juniper forward gins so my rating has more to do with my own personal preference than the quality of the spirit. Blend No. 1 hits all the right notes for gin drinkers who like like more citrus and floral gins. This would also work really well in a Corps Reviver #2.