Damrak Gin, from Lucas Bols, has been awarded a gold medal in the gin category from epicurean tastemaker The Fifty Best at a blind gin tasting in New York.
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 24 premium gins with 19 pre-qualified judges. Strict tasting rules were applied. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. The gins were ranked according to the final scores received from the judges. Damrak, which is considered anything but a London-style gin, was described as having a nose of Garden of Eden, cinnamon, sweet spice, lots of spice, herbal juniper, lime soufflé, lime, and mint. Judges also noted floral juniper, cracked juniper berries, flowers, mint leaves, mint, tea, coriander, orange, anise, pine resin, and menthol. On the finish, described as spicy, soft, and easy, drinkers will experience floral talc, juniper, peppercorn, herbs and dried citrus.
Damrak Amsterdam Original Gin combines 17 botanicals and is distilled five times for extreme clarity at 83.6 proof. The recipe for Damrak Original Gin is based on a discovered recipe from Lucas Bols, one of the world’s oldest existing commercial distilleries in the world.