Jaffa Cake Gin review

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“Contains: eggs and milk.”

As I mentioned a while back on a short story written for our Home Page, I was browsing the internet looking for some new gin to try, when I fell upon an article about the most expensive gins in the world.  Being naturally curious – and easily distracted, I had to have a look.  And it is, according to Threshers, Jam Jar Gin Morus LXIV, England.

At more than £4,000 a bottle, this 64% ABV tipple is the most highly priced, apparently because it is distilled from the leaves of one particular, century-old mulberry tree.  Well, we won’t ever be trying Jam Jar Gin Morus LXIV, I thought – so continued the hunt for another gin to indulge our humbler tastes.

Having recently been quite adventurous with gins having unusual names – like Pink 47, Jawbox and Gutsy Monkey – I thought this is as good as any route to follow on my quest, so was very pleased to quickly come across Jaffa Cake Gin – yep, we’ll have a bottle of that … to the horror of Bruce, aka Gin Lover Two!

“Right, we could eat these yummy Jaffa cakes, or we could put the Jaffa cakes in this vacuum still and make Jaffa Cake Gin.”

Jaffa Cake Gin is delicious and is distilled with real Jaffa Cakes; but somehow, it’s not sweet; the 42% ABV tipple boasts zesty orange and cocoa hinting at dark, rich chocolate on first smell and sip.  We both agree with Master of Malt’s assessment of this zingy treat: “Actual Jaffa cakes.  As in ‘Right, we could eat these yummy Jaffa cakes, or we could put the Jaffa cakes in this vacuum still and make Jaffa Cake Gin.’  It’s that kind of situation.  The result is just like you’d expect:  full-on Jaffa cake tastiness built around a distinctive base of crisp juniper.”

We tried ours with the recommended light tonic, and it didn’t lose any of its flavour, right down to the last piece of melted ice.  Equally enjoyable sipped neat, it has given us the idea of starting a new Page, entitled Our ‘Top Ten’ gins for your hipflask.

Jaffa Cake Gin can be purchased online at several outlets for around £27.

 

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