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Cirka Gin Navy Strength

$5 (For Two Gin Samples)

Available Until Wed August 17, 2022

Drop-In Any Day (Excluding Wednesdays) Before 7pm To Sample

Gin Code: E25

Producer: Driftwood Spirits

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Canada

Location: Montreal Quebec

Release: Standard Release

ABV: 57.1%

Regular Price: $49.48

Member Price: $44.53

Gin Code: E25

Producer: Driftwood Spirits

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Canada

Location: Montreal Quebec

Release: Standard Release

ABV: 57.1%

Regular Price: $49.48

Member Price: $44.53

About This Contemporary Gin

About This Gin

This time around we’re doing an interesting contrast. A pair of gins that found two different ways of upping the flavour – a navy strength and a spiced gin. The Cirka is a craft Quebecois gin made from local grain and bottled at 100 British naval proof aged for two months in Cirka’s own ex-whisky casks. It also won gold at the 2020 Gin Masters, which is very impressive!

The Unbottling Video

Tasting Notes

From the makers: “Our Navy Strength Gin is a contemporary twist with boosted citrus notes of sweet orange and lemongrass, then rested for two months in our corn whisky barrels for added roundness.”

Adam’s notes: “It’s not one of those gins that tries to hide the juniper. There’s a good juniper presence in this, with a nice big spice and citrus. The same kind of spice and citrus you might find in a hot toddy – there’s a honey sweetness in it, but then there are cloves studded into lemon. With lemon peel as well as lemon juice, multiple layers of lemon.”

Recent Reviews

How We Review Gins

Score

Gins are rated out of 100 by our members when they come to sample them in-store.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a sloe gin lowly because they don’t like sloeberries). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the gin in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

dry & invigorating
eg – almond, orris, clove, ginger, anise

floral & delicate
eg – rose, chamomile, cucumber, apple

fruity & sweet
eg – berries, peach, orange, vanilla

savoury & herbaceous
eg – earl grey, thyme, caraway, spruce