out of 5
Differant but not bad!July 23, 2011
OK, so you know by the other reviews that this isn't a traditional London Dry Gin, and it won't make a traditional dry martini. That said, it is a good cleanly made spirit that is pleasant to drink and will appeal to to those who don't like the intense juniper of other gins. Some like an oaked chardonnay and some don't. Some like an aggressively hopped ale, and other prefer more balance. If you are willing to forgo caring about what a perfect gin ""should"" be, then you will probably taste this with an open mind and find it to be fine and an original take on a beverage that historically should be unique and idiosyncratic. I like Beefeater a lot, and this is an apple to to that orange, but I like this too. The price should tell you it isn't high end in the ingredients, but at the price point between this and Seagram's, I will go for this. Seagram's makes me wish I was drinking Beefeater, New Amsterdam lets me enjoy it for what it is.
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