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Deep Cove - Mediterranean Gin

81.60 /100

Savoury & Herbal Flavours

Score With Tonic: 86.20 /100  •  Juniper Influence: 56 /100

Gin Code: E06

Producer: Deep Cove

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Canada

Location: North Vancouver

Release: Local Craft Release

ABV: 42%

Regular Price: $37.30

Review Date: Sat June 15, 2019

Gin Code: E06

Producer: Deep Cove

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Canada

Location: North Vancouver

Release: Local Craft Release

ABV: 42%

Regular Price: $37.30

Review Date: Sat June 15, 2019

About This Contemporary Gin

Why This Bottle?

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers are a going concern located in North Vancouver, just across the pond from us. Arguably known better for their beer, these guys decided to branch out and try their hand at distillation.  And I for one am glad they did! Mediterranean-styled, but BC home-grown to the core, the unique botanicals in the gin delight the senses and ignite the imagination. And at a regular price of $37 it will do so without breaking the bank. One of the best value craft-styled gins in our market today.

 

Strath Panel Notes

The nose was awash with herbs and a powdery sweetness. Thyme and kaffir lime danced playfully with a light dusting icing sugar. It made us dream of a savoury Turkish delight…

The palate was less sweet, and even a touch bitter. It was reminiscent of accidentally biting into a big rich olive, and just grazing a bit of the pit.

Serving suggestion:A big dirty martini garnished with a caperberry.

Will It G&T? Tonic brings rosemary to the spotlight and brings out many of the sweet notes that were previously only present in the aroma. Balances very well with tonic, and would be great with a tayberry as a garnish.

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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