Gin - Modern

Uncle Val's Botanical Gin

From: Oregon, United States Liquor Review Category: Modern Gin

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Tier 1
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012
  • 2013

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2013
  • 2015

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From the press release, Uncle Val's Botanical gin is named for August Sebastiani's "favorite uncle" Valerio Cechetti: a physician, gardener, and chef. The botanicals of juniper, cucumber, lemon, sage, and lavender were common ingredients in his kitchen.

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This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
nimbuscat nimbuscat (8)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-01-11)
One of my favourite drinks!! Not your expected gin by any measure, but the Meyer lemon precedes an amazing taste (yes the juniper IS there, just a bit deeper!) that lifts and changes a gin and tonic into something of a thrilling celebration. Traditionalists should stay with Plymouth, but this gin is superb, and one of the more exciting spirits to emerge!! Bravo!
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Bungalow Bill Bungalow Bill (3)
Rating: 1.0 (2013-11-26)
An attractive bottle is the only positive note I can summon. Old Uncle Val may have had a well-tended garden, but judging by the flavors encountered here, it was over-run with lemons. Seriously, with each sip, whether it be straight or paired with a quality tonic, the only thing that my senses encounter is the overwhelming presence of lemon. It's as if I've just inhaled a blast of cheap furniture polish from a spray can. Steer clear, especially when considering the price.
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bdehoog bdehoog (82)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-11-20)
Somewhat sweet very complex flavorful unique gin with a good abv. Not sure how to drink this as vermouth doesnt necessarily make it better. prrobably just drink it straight. attractive bottle. something very compelling to me about the flavors.
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