The testing of the gins from Noorbo Handelen was as being back in chemistry lab at school.
Three small bottles only with limited information printed on the label; gin 40% (1), gin type ‘H’ 41% (2) & gin type ‘T’ 45% (3). No ingredients list or gin type to guide or impact your senses – in other words a real blind test.
In general, non of the tested gins were in the upper-class category, their appearances were unpolished and the taste of alcohol was dominant in all the three gins.
1. Classic gin primarily with the juniper notes.
2. More spicy and full-bodied than (1) but still a classic gin.
3. Gin with a lot of notes from oriental species (cardamom ??)
The gins did not work together with low-level-sugar Old World tonic from East Imperial, but a later test with the sweeter Fever-Tree Premium Indian tonic water resulted in some delightful GT’s for all three gins.
5* for the shop concept and 3* for the gin (especially gained due to the delightful GT drinks including the Fever-Tree tonic!