Re: [new_distillers] Re : Gin essence
- At 07:46 PM 3/25/01 +0930, you wrote:
>I can vouch for this recipe - it is great. You can keep throwing all sortsGreat! thanks Brad (and Tony) - that's what I wanted .. a 'vouch' from a
>into the essence. I found dried juniper berries in my supermarket (in
>Australia - distributed by Masterfoods.) I also added some coriander and some
>orange peel. It makes a great gin.
gin drinker. I was reluctant to trial any of the recipes I found, in case
I ended up with something no better than, or worse than the commercial
product. I recently moved back to NZ from Perth, and was able to bring all
my cooking spices/herbs with me, including juniper berries I'd bought for
some (food) recipe I never got around to making - little did I realise I'd
end up using them for a much more pleasurable pursuit here;) They're
pretty easy to find in Oz, but it took me a while to track them down here -
I'm in a smallish town, but much to my joy/amazement, the one and only
organic food store here has recently started stocking them - just as my
supply was running out. I've got 2 litres of 50% neutral left to play
with, so the berries will be on the boil in the morning!
A couple more questions: the coriander - ground, root or leaf? There's
quite a difference in flavours given off by each ... (I've never been able
to pick out a coriander flavour in gin .. I guess I smoke too much ;) And,
does aging improve the flavour, or is it pretty much as good as it's going
to get once the essence is added?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynne" <ellemm@...>
> A couple more questions: the coriander - ground, root or leaf?
Coriander seed - although adding leaf might be interesting.
In honesty I don't think I can taste it either - but it's in there.
> quite a difference in flavours given off by each ... (I've never been able
> to pick out a coriander flavour in gin .. I guess I smoke too much ;) And,
> does aging improve the flavour, or is it pretty much as good as it's going
> to get once the essence is added?
I've never had the bottle last long enough to find out!