Jackelope and Jenny Gin Review

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“Pear Street”

Everyone deserves a second shot and we wanted to see if there had been any improvements with Jackelope and Jenny Gin.

Visual

This time a white label is affixed onto the same bottle, with a wax dipped cork, that screams puzzle time. The string lends it’s self to cut through the opening and make way for the gin

Aroma

Even when you open the bottle you can smell the sweet scent of pears. It’s nice but then is slowly taken away by the background of the water.

Entry

Sweetness of pears coats your tongue as it transforms into a sort of Cinnamon. Like baked pears with Cinnamon and brown sugar.

Midpalate

Pears still seem to overpower the Juniper and reminds us more of a pear flavored vodka, than a pear flavored gin.

Aftertaste

Slight tingle at the end enough to number the mouth and lips, I feel like I was kissed by a Jackelope.

Final Thought: A slight Improvement over Jackelope Gin due to the mellowness of pears but there is still something missing.

Pros

  • Uses pear’s, one of my favorite fruit
  • Simple and Sweet
  • Heart’s in the right place
  • Non confrontational
  • Supports Colorado’s Camaraderie

Con

  • We were looking for more.

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

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Jackelope Gin Review

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“The Same Rising Tide Floats All Boats.”

Rarely seen and often misspelled, the Jackelope isn’t Colorado’s answer to the minotaur, nor is it some bogus animal like the snipe or the antelabbit. It’s a real creature. They say a flask of whiskey set out at night will work for bait when hunting Jackelope, but it doesn’t (we’ve tried…many times), and why would it? It doesn’t make any sense. The Jackelope live among Colorado’s junipers—Gin is the obvious answer. But we’re not wasting this on Jackelopes, even if they do taste like lobster.

Visual

Homestyle classic approach with deep family roots. Nice handrawn sketch on front of bottle full of outlines. Jackelope Gin is colored in blue with junipers on each of the side.  Peach Street Distillery is not trying to impress or overly compensate, they are just “Doing what we do.”

Aroma

Heavy Juniper on the nose with enough other compliments to carry this home. Minerals in the water really come through giving us a deep, earthy feel that lets us taste the rockies. There’s a sort of summerness in the air, that will keep us warm even in the coldest Colorado nights.

Entry

Comes on big, bold, bright and strong than very quickly fades away leaving a tingling, than quietly nothing else. You think something magic is going to happen, but than Jackelope gin does a quick disappearing act.

Midpalate

Spicy tingly continues than quickly mellows out, vanishing into nothing but whispers and echoes. Like a firework that fizzles out.

Aftertaste

Vanishes already with just a curious look on your face. Seems like a work in progress.

Final Thought: A brave attempt at making gin that needs closer examination to the water and ingredients.

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

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