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Driftwood Contact Citrus Gin

$5 (For Two Gin Samples)

Available Until Thu June 9, 2022

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

Gin Code: E24

Producer: Driftwood Spirits

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Canada

Location: Victoria BC

Release: Local Craft Release

ABV: 45%

Regular Price: $50.35

Member Price: $45.32

Gin Code: E24

Producer: Driftwood Spirits

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Canada

Location: Victoria BC

Release: Local Craft Release

ABV: 45%

Regular Price: $50.35

Member Price: $45.32

About This Contemporary Gin

About This Gin

Did you miss us? The Juniper Collective has been on hold since early 2020 (any guesses why?), but we’re proud to be back! Just like previously, we’ll be featuring a new pair of gins every month, and you can come into the store and try them both for just $5 (with a bonus mini can of Phillip’s tonic). Plus, if you’re a member you get 10% off!!!

So the first couple of gins are a bit special because they are designed specifically to be a contrasting pair! Usually, we’ll feature two different gins from two different regions or countries – but just for a change, we’re doing two brand new gins from a very familiar local producer. Yes, it’s the very same Driftwood that brings you such wonderful beers as Fat Tug and my personal favourite Crooked Coast. They decided to release two gins that are really quite different from each other.

The “Contact” is designed specifically to highlight floral notes, a task that they achieve astoundingly well. I often find floral gins to be a bit much, but somehow Driftwood have pulled off a very tricky style. Strongly floral, but not overpowering in the least – quite a feat. The other gin is the citrus-inspired “Parabola”, which you can see more about here.

The Unbottling Video

Tasting Notes

From the makers: “A bright, citrus-driven phenomenon that has encountered grapefruit peel, iris root, beeswax and other-worldly wisdom”

Adam’s notes: “Tiger Tiger Icecream, with orange sherbet and liquorice followed by honey vanilla lemon curd spread on brioche” 

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.

We also ask members to submit a score with tonic, if they chose to try it as a G&T.

 

Flavour Profile

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

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

We also get members to grade the influence of the juniper on the flavour out of 100.