Bloedlemoen Handcrafted Gin 70cl
With a delicious blend of blood orange and warming spices, this is a zingy gin from South Africa
Bloedlemoen Handcrafted Gin
Pronounced ‘Blue’d Le Moon’, this is a South African gin which is made from the luscious Tarocco Blood Orange. It proudly calls out that it is the "first Blood Orange Gin" in the World.
The story of this gin starts in 2015, when three food and drink industry specialists got together. They wanted to create a refreshing and delicious gin, one which was layered with the warmth of selected spices.
Ensuring a good relationship with their suppliers is important, and they source their fruit from their selected growing partners based in the Western Cape of South Africa.
To create their contemporary gin they use a carefully selected blend of 10 different botanicals. Using a combination of maceration and vapour infusion (depending on the hardiness of the boanical) they extract maximum flavour and aroma.
The botanicals they chose are Juniper, Blood Orange, Orange Peel, Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Cassia bark, Nutmeg, Liquorice Root, Angelica Root and Cardamom. These blend to create the refreshing, yet warming gin they were originally looking for,
On the nose this gin is full of citrus notes and a light piney juniper aroma, a hint of spice also greets you. On the palate, the blood orange is also present, along with a sweet spiciness of nutmeg which combines with Cassia and Grains of paradise perfectly adding to the mouthfeel. The finish leaves a refreshing and tingling touch of blood orange lingering in the mouth.
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This is delicious when enjoyed with a neutral tonic (try Fentimans Connoiseurs Tonic). However, if you want to really ramp up the orange flavours, try pairing with their Valencian Orange tonic (which adds a zestiness to it).
Take a large glass filled with ice and add 50ml of the gin. Gently pour over 150 - 200ml of your chosen tonic and stir gently. Garnish with a thick slice of (blood) orange.