EZdrinking

Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary.

Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary. EZdrinking is a drinks blog by Eric Zandona that focuses on distilled spirits, wine, craft beer and specialty coffee. Here you can find reviews of drinks, drink books, articles about current & historical trends, as well as how to make liqueurs, bitters, and other spirit based drinks at home.

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. 

TASTING NOTES

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.