Greenalls Wild Berry Gin Review
Key Gin Information
Blackberry & Raspberry
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With this gin you will be instantly hit with a fruity sensation, this sensation is a mixture of blackberry, blackcurrant and raspberry mixed together. The aroma isn’t too strong and all flavours are balanced where one flavour is not stronger than the others.
Sweet mixture of berries, Hint of piney juniper with spicy blackpepper
Complex, Spicy and Warm
4/5 - Complex & Fruity!
Greenalls gin has a rather mellow taste that is balanced out by the sweetness of the raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. This fruity taste is also accompanied by a piney juniper that is infused with black peppers and warm spices.
I originally expected this gin to taste too fruity for my liking, however it was quite the opposite. The aftertaste you experience is quite light as the ‘wild berries’ are really not too strong at all.
Overall, the aftertaste tastes fine as you can still savour the sweet raspberry and cracked black pepper. For a gin that incorporates a complex fruity flavour at a cheap price it’s definitely worth a drink! (Just don’t drink too much).
Gin and Tonic
Greenalls Wild Berry gin makes a perfect G&T, this particular gin can also be served in a punchbowl or served as a cocktail. When mixing the wild berry gin in a tonic we tried it as a sipping gin over ice. In our opinion this gin tastes better chilled or cold as the fruity flavours provided a nice chilling experience making it perfect for a hot day.
You can also utilise this gin for the winter as the black peppers and spices provide a tasty warm base.
The botanicals that are featured are:
- Juniper Berries
Greenalls offer these recipes to go with your gin cocktails and concoctions.
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Lemonade or Tonic
- 50ml Wild Berry
- 100ml Tonic water or high quality lemonade
- Raspberries and blueberries to garnish
Pour the wild berry over ice and top up with tonic water or lemonade, finish by garnishing with the berries.
Wild Berry & Flora
- 2 ounce Mulberry
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 2 mint leaves
- Tonic water or soda water
With this recipe you can combine the Mulberry, lemon juice and mint leaves in a shaker and carefully pour the liquid into any glass over ice, you may top your drink with tonic or soda water.
History of Greenall
In September 2014 Greenall announced the production of two brand new gin extensions in over 250 years, these two gins are Wild Berry gin and Greenall’s Sloe gin. The inspiration behind this gin came from the English blackberry growing shrubberies.
The Wild Berry gin is not softened and soaked as Greenall intend to extract the rich berries post distillation. Interestingly, Greenall adds a stronger tone of berries to the final liquid ensuring the sweetness of the fruit is balanced and works perfectly well in a tonic.
This company was first created by Thomas Dakin in 1761. Their brewery was first located at St Helens Merseyside until relocation took place in 1787 where it was moved to Warrington making it one of the UK’s oldest gin distilleries.
Each batch of Greenall’s gin is handcrafted with fresh citrus, fruits and infused juniper. Each botanical featured in their drinks are hand picked from across the world ensuring each bottle is of the highest quality.
The design of Greenalls bottle is clean and very sleek, this bottle is almost identical to their London dry gin except the wild berry gin has a pink colour way to symbolise the raspberry and fruity colours the bottle contains.
Interestingly this design was created to mark a new era in Greenalls history to celebrate its rich heritage and quality. The bottle is inspired from Greenalls original gins in the 1970’s and still features the same design from the 1700s.
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