kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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Gin with a bite

I have to admit--I was drawn to G-Vine gin at first because of the really cool bottle, which I thought would look great on my bar. I figured from the variegated green on the bottle that the gin would have an overt limey, citrusy flavor. But I was surprised when I tasted it to find that for me, the overlying flavor was a licorice bite (the full list of botanicals is listed on the underside of the back label, visible through the front of the bottle.)

With Fever Tree tonic (I'll be reviewing FT's line of mixers soon, and then I'll close the book--at least for awhile--on tonic, this French gin distilled from grapes made a mean G&T on warm spring evening.

Check here for more info on G-Vine. Bottoms up!