Triple Gold Medal - 2012 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards
Double Gold - San Francisco Spirits Competition
96 points - The Tasting Panel
"Tangerine, lemon blossoms and blue flowers sing the praises of gin. Named for Uncle Valerio from Italy, the botanicals chosen are the same that he liked to cook with: lemon, juniper, cucumber, sage and lavender. But we picked up a lovely weight and syrup of white-peppered marshmallow that made these all the more appealing."
90 points - The Wine Enthusiast, 2013
"Sweet-tasting and citrusy, this has a light herbal aroma. It shows distinct cucumber and lavender notes on the palate, and it should lend itself to spring and summer cocktails."
NOSE: Crisp aromas of sage and juniper.
PALATE: Your first sip will bring out a bright lemon taste, which gives way to a warm, spicy, lavender finish, softened by the coolness of cucumber. Each sip bolsters the botanical flavours, along with a continuous presence of piney juniper.
COMMENTS: Uncle Val’s is a small-batch botanical gin inspired by Zio Valerio’s love of gardening and native tuscan cuisine. The botanicals are not only Uncle Val’s favourite cooking ingredients, but also happen to make an exceptionally unique and smoothly delicious gin.
Uncle Val's Botanical Gin is distilled five times and filtered using lava rock and brought to proof with spring water from the Cascade Mountains.
Juniper: the quintessential gin ingredient, juniper adds a dash of that distinctive “gin” taste to Uncle Val’s.
Cucumber: adds a cooling effect to the taste, along with subtle freshness cues.
Lemon: the citrus zing provides balance amongst the botanicals, along with the added benefit of crispness.
Sage: derived from the phrase “to be saved,” sage has been held in high regard throughout history both for it’s culinary and medicinal properties. Helps make you feel more alert, calm and contented, with the effects lasting.
Lavender: historically used for its calming effect, it reduces stress, aids in sleep.
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