Bluecoat Gin Review

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“The BlueCoats Are Coming”


American’s are Loud, Proud, and full of Vigor, and¬†Bluecoat Gin does not disappoint. Boasting a Gin that is as breathtaking as it’s bottle, it has the spiciness of sass, and a simple yet elegant appeal that would fit perfectly into any situation. We just can’t say enough about Bluecoat Gin which has an unmistakable presence in any establishment.

On the nose, Bluecoat Gin is a pleasant aroma of citrus cookies, almost like a desert you look forward to once a year, because it’s that special. A must have delicacy that is worth triple the price, maybe more. A hallmark in gin creation. Think of your favorite candy all wrapped up into one, i think of my mom’s lemon powder cookies baked just in time for Christmas to welcome home our troops.

Truly an experience to be hold is with the taste, which welcomes with an all organic splendor of Citrus blist, you get starbursts, lemonheads, lemon drops, and a handshake that welcomes you to the big leagues. There’s enough sweetness to keep you curious, but not enough to overwelm you.¬† As firery pepper artillery cannons¬† reflect this Nation’s heritage as Fireworks in my mouth.

We become excited talking about Bluecoat gin as the aroma alone is enough to sell you. If you have never had the opportunity to try this, you need to. Use the map on the Bluecoat Gin website, to track down a bottle.

We give this Gin our Seal of Approval


  • A remarkable innovation in Gin
  • Dessert as the main course
  • Worth Killing someone over
  • American Pride in a Bottle
  • Bluecoat gin not only met our expectations, it exceeded them.


  • UPC sticker on back of bottle has to go

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Twelve Angry Gins are a collection of a dozen gins that are up against each other for our Seal of Approval.

How do you feel about Bluecoat Gin? Tell us in the comments below!

Knickerbocker Gin Review

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“Party Gin”

When opportunity knocks at your door, whether it’s a Dutch Explorer of a New World or an email in your inbox, you need to be willing to go all the way. Knickerbocker Gin does not disappoint as it has something for the settler, and the pioneer. From the Traditional Standpoint, you are allowed to experience Juniper Bliss, it seems very heavy on the nose. The Juniper satisfies the Gin drinker in a realm they are¬†familiar¬†with. Fresh Lemon Zest pops you in the face, which is subtle, like washing your face with cool water. It’s refreshing and feels very clean.

Exploring into the New World, you¬†receive¬†a warm welcome, with an incredible contrast of flavors, but not too overpowering, perfectly balance. This reminds us of the balancing act you see at the fair with multiple plates all held in harmony spinning with momentum. We also picked up hints of cinnamon, coriander,¬†cardamom¬†and orange peel which was quite nice.¬†Spiciness¬†toward the end that melts away like a¬†cinnamon¬†candy. Also, a bit of pepperiness which continues to ignite the taste buds. This is a gin that would pair well with food. I could see a lemon pepper tilapia, making me all smiles. There’s a certain creamy after taste that makes you want to drink more. While writing this review, I couldn’t stop drinking this stuff, a fine blessing in¬†disguise. ¬†This has the sophistication of a scotch, with the price tag of a well-rounded gin.

One Review said the bottle is the “Official Gin of U of I” and the Official Gin of the Chicago Bears” due to the color¬†scheme¬†we could agree.

The incredible thing about Knickerbocker Gin, is the ability to please both the traditional ¬†gin drinker and the modern day explorer. Their new design of the bottle does not fit in a rail, because it doesn’t belong in a rail. This is a Gin that is going to be the life of the party, the star of the show, and their cocktails will show this because of the complex balance of botanicals.

Below you will see not only the Gin Review for Knickerbocker Gin, but our interviews with the Master Distiller, Dennis Downing, and Rich Blair, Brand Ambassador of New Holland Brewery.

Without Brett VanderKamp, company co-founder and president, Knickerbocker Gin would not exist.

Without Knickerbocker Gin, We would not exist.


  • Clean, Refreshing, Satisfying
  • Traditional Taste with Modern Appeal for Versatile Cocktails
  • Easy to Drink, Fun to Mix
  • Well balanced; Something for everyone
  • We can’t stop Drinking this Stuff


  • Initial aroma might give some Ginphobes the boot.

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North Shore Distillery Distiller’s Gin No. 6

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“Symphony Gin”

As soon as you uncork the bottle, quality greets you at the door. You know you are dealing with a world-class gin from the slight oily appearance on body. Just even slick to make it smooth.

The aroma can be smelled from a distance while it lies and waits to be embraced. Big, Bright Vibrancy of Cinnamon and spice, cloaked in lavender, deliver an enveloped love note, hitting each beat of our heart.

Peppery cross between allspice and black pepper catch your nasal passages, awakening you up from a dismissal daze of Vodkaphilia. This is an announcement to the world, a truly magic blessing when Preparation meets opportunity.

Complements of Ginger take you back to your childhood, remind us of a flavoring used in teas from around the world. The pepper cracks the door open, and lets the ginger roll in.

This is a complex gin, that would take a Freudian slip to explain. This gin has Betty Davis Eye’s.

Light on the Front end in taste, perfectly melded together, slowly warming in the mouth, and soothing down my throat into the belly of the beast. Pleasant aftertaste with a cooling effect, covering up the juniper but not overpowering. Consider this your Graduating Class of Gin.

We like this Gin, and it would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves gin as much as we do. If you want it done right, Acquire their Distiller’s Gin No. 6 and make a lasting First Impression.

Slight burn with spice, peppery linger, with coolant keeping you refreshed on a hot day. I could see sipping on a North Shore Martini, at a symphony discussing local culture and worldly travels.

Complex yet smooth, this has enough character to engage the audience, yet enough class to keep everyone entertained. The beginning is just as good as the end, as it leaves you wanting more.


  • Complex
  • Smooth
  • Ignition Factor
  • Excellent Martini
  • Experimental for Cocktails


  • Availability