Fans of boutique gins, especially citrus forward gins, meet a newcomer that really holds it’s own. If you’re a fan of classic styles of gin, you may find this gin too soft and lacking in juniper. Though narrow in its citrus focus, I find this gin makes a premier gin & tonic.
As folklore will have it, the Italians invented gin almost a thousand years ago. Seeing that juniper grows almost everywhere in Italy, it stands to follow that the monks of the time made distilled juniper berry drinks.
Malfy Gin has a base of Italian wheat, juniper from Tuscany and lemons from both Sicily and the Amalfi Coast. There is also a hint of grapefruit and orange. Both nose and palate are rich in citrus oils, lemon and some bitter orange rinds. There are wonderful edges of roundness and gin-like complexity that linger on the tongue.
Malfy is the gin & tonic gin, though it also makes a wonderful before dinner martini. Enjoy!