750ml | 80 Proof | 40% ABV | 6 Bottles Per Case
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by vodka, lobster or pomegranate. They say the original and only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
Kimerud Gin is made in the Norwegian village of Tranby, around 20 miles west of Oslo.
Master Distiller Ståle Håvaldsen Johnsen crafts this complex and smooth Gin with care. The Gin is distilled from potato spirits and 22 botanicals including juniper, coriander, lemon peel, walnut, angelica root, ginger root, mint, and orange peel—most of which are harvested from his family farm. The spirit is distilled five times and only pure mountain water is added after distillation. Kimerud Gin 40% and Kimerud Wild Grade Gin 47% are the same great Gin, there is just more mountain water added after distillation in the 40% Gin.
The Gins truly benefit from the home-grown organic ingredients from the farm as Norway’s cold climate adds to the quality of Kimerud Gin for it delays the growth of the herbs. The slow growth allows each herb’s special flavors to fully develop, resulting in a superbly rich Gin. Only pure mountain water is added after distillation. Many Gin lovers note subtle scents of the sea wafting from the Gin. That’s because Ståle uses rhodiola rosea, a wild Scandinavian herb picked on the cliff of the Arctic`s Norwegian Sea. This herb grows wild in the North of Norway, where the Arctic Sea provides the raw flavor and aroma that makes this Gin so special. During the Age of the Vikings, rhodiola rosea was considered a prized delicacy, with magical properties.
The surprise is walnuts.
When was the last time you had a Gin made with walnuts?
You have to taste it for yourself.
Appearance / Color: Clear
Aroma: Very complex with roses, juniper, and herbs
Flavor: Complex and both floral and savory at the same time. Soft on the palate with juniper, citrus, and lavender
Finish : Long finish for a Gin, with fresh grass and a dash of sweet
Accolades: Double Gold Medal, CWSA China, 2017