It’s been a while since my last gin hit and I thought I’d better make up for it ASAP. Since Gin has come back into fashion, old school distilleries have been updating their gin’s to suit the taste of the modern gin drinker. Not to mention all the new distilleries that have been popping up all over the world. Today we’re going to talk about one of my favourite gins – Tann’s.
Spain is not usually a country that pops up when we talk about manufacturing great gin, but don’t let that fool you, they sure do some good gin. Tann’s being one of them. I first tried Tann’s after a fabulous meal at Restaurant Carme Roscadella, Spain, when the in-house mixologist offered it as an after meal beverage. We were seated in the Restaurant’s back yard garden overlooking the Mediterranean sea, pleasantly full from the fabulous meal and warmed by the afternoon, autumn sun. The mixologist made the drinks next to us, on his portable table, as we sat under big, shady trees. The whole scene seemed befitting this sweet, fruity gin and now every time I drink it, I am reminded of that wonderful time. I’ve not turned back.
Tann’s comes in a see through bottle with a purple tint and decorated tastefully in swirls that remind me of Christmas. It has a rubber stopper that makes a satisfying squeak and pop when you open it. Tann’s also won the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012, as well as 3 other golds, 2 silvers and a bronze at various competitions since 2010! So this isn’t a new gin in the playing field.
A quick sniff gives off a mild alcohol and juniper scent mingled with sweetness and unicorns. I’m drinking it with a splash of Fever Tree Tonic (although this Gin is also good straight up on ice) along with a slice of orange peel and lemon peel to help bring out the fruity flavors. Tann’s is a sweet gin with traces of liquorice and citrus. If you’re into the more old school gins then perhaps Tann’s will be too sweet for you. You might prefer to use it as an ingredient in a cocktail.
For me, I love the sweet mixed with citrus taste. It really is a great gin for a warm autumn day. Being a Spanish gin, it might be a little difficult to get outside of Spain, but if you can, I’d recommend getting a bottle, having the friends over and having a Gin Sunday! Enjoy!