50cl, 46% ABV
50cl, 46% ABV
Sadō Gin (our January 2021 Gin Club) is a 46% small craft gin made in the UK but inspired by Adam (the founder), and his many travels across Japan. The name in Japanese means “The way of tea” and is produced 200 bottles at a time using a unique botanical blend of Hojicha roasted green tea leaves, orris root, coriander, elderflower, orange peel, lemongrass and pink peppercorn. As a fully paid-up member of the "Tea Loving Brit Society" this one intrigued me, and I couldn't wait to give it a try.
So, let's get to it... As always, I sip it straight to let the Gin fully reveal itself and this one did so effortlessly. With its distinctive roasty green tea character and earthy citrus aroma that continued onto the palate, balanced by subtle floral and herbal tones before finishing long with a tiny, sweet caramel flourish that did not overpower in the slightest. A real winner this, refreshing and versatile as it is delightful and unique!
All in all, this gin is a big hit for me, it is up there with the best. So, naturally I had to have a few more sips with various tonics. Even diluted with hot water (yes hot water, try it!! very surprised), each time I was blown away with how well this complemented everything I tried and before I knew it half the bottle was gone. But as it comes in a 50cl bottle, half doesn't sound too bad. Does it?
UPDATE - Sadō Gin has been awarded The Best English Signature Botanical Gin 2021 by The World Gin Awards, Well done Adam, both you and your fantastic Gin deserve it!
Distillery / Brand Sado
Alcohol 46% ABV
Product code: sad_gin_50
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