Gin - Modern

Uncle Val's Botanical Gin

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    463 / 687
    Rabble Rating
    2.5 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $40
    Proof
    90.0

Rating Description

Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Gin category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.

Notes

35 Maple Street is the distilled spirits arm of Calinfornia-Based The Other Guys wine-makers, a 4-generation family-owned business that started a new wine compay--TOG--in 2004 (the original family winery sold in 2008). The company is run by 4th generation descendent August Sebastiani. 

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. Weve opted to list this as a modern-styled gin for the presence of cucumber and lavender. 

The label is owned and managed by California-based 35 Maple Street who appear to source the gin, according to the filing with the federal Tax and Trade Bureau, with Bendtillery of Oregon (indeed, the marketing website brags of Cascade Mountain water). 

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012
  • 2013

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2013
Bungalow Bill (3) (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 (73) (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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