The Bottom Line
Organic vodkas have been popping up everywhere but there has yet to be a truly impressive, widely available 100% certified organic gin until Tru2 Organic Gin's release. The beauty of this spirit can literally be seen in its natural, amber color and from that first sip to the last of your first Tru2 Martini you will recognize the difference between this and other gins. The company also produces a line of organic vodkas which are equally impressive. Tru2 Organic Gin is simply spectacular and the most welcomed addition to the liquor cabinet in a long time.
- Flavorful gin with a natural tasting botanical profile.
- Clean and smooth taste with an eco-friendly ideal.
- Makes one very fine Martini.
- 100% certified organic spirit.
- Great price for a great gin.
- Small batch gin distilled from organic wheat and flavored with 14 whole, macerated botanicals.
- Recycled and recyclable packing material, a tree is planted for every bottle sold.
- Produced by Modern Spirits, LLC of Monrovia, California
- 42% alc/volume (84 proof)
- Retails for around $35/750ml bottle
- Released in October, 2008
Guide Review - Tru2 Organic Gin
Every aspect of Tru2 Organic Gin is fulfilling, enlightening and a wonder in the world of distilled spirits. Whether that's the company's conscious approach to the environment (putting every effort into "green production" and planting a tree for each bottle sold), the 100% certified organic ingredients, or the pure feel of really fresh tasting gin. Unlike most gins, every one 14 botanicals are disclosed to the consumer, a nice touch because often these are trade secrets. Those ingredients, which are left whole and macerated then not filtered or distilled away (leading to the unusual color of the gin) include juniper berries, lavender, lemon zest, angelica root, orris root, coriander seeds, cardamom, vanilla beans, cloves, fennel, cinnamon, allspice, chamomile and star anise.
Where Tru2 really shines is in cocktails. This gin is meant, and deserves to be mixed into some of those famous gin cocktails that allow it to be tasted with its blooming aura. Of course, the Martini (2:1 with Angostura bitters and 3 olives) is simply astounding and the best I've had in ages. Other classic cocktails like the Clover Club, Negroni and New Orleans Fizz deserve to be explored with Tru2.
Opens with a sunny aroma of sweet lavender and hay against a background of delicious juniper. The entry is a warm and silky herbalness that leads to a natural juniper palate with citrus and each of the botanicals making an appearance. The unique waves of flavors finish in a long, smooth and dry way that leaves you feeling enriched.