Can gin go “extreme”?
That’s the hope of Anno Distillers. The U.K. distillery just announced Anno Extreme 95, the self-proclaimed “world’s strongest gin.” The huge botanical flavor here arrives with a 95% ABV — so, ahem, don’t drink this straight.
Instead, the brand suggests a 5ml measure for a G&T, which they claim will give you 75% less alcohol versus a 50ml measure of a 40% ABV gin. To help you with those measurements, the gin comes in a presentation box with a measuring beaker.
Some notes, via the distillery (which, fun fact, was started by two scientists): A distinctly earthy nose gives way to robust juniper and smooth spices that soften into a fresh bite of citrus with sweet herbal notes, rounded out by a long, dry and complex finish with hints of warm licorice.
As Anno Distillers co-founder Andy Reason explains (via The Spirits Business): “It took a lot of experimentation and expertise, but we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved, without compromising on flavor.”
Certainly an interesting project. But Sarah Miller from the excellently titled gin blog Gin a Ding Ding probably sums it up best in her review, below:
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