Dented Brick is named in honor of the well driller that was responsible for the amazing artesian well that is located in the distillery and is the source of water for our spirits. The well driller was killed in a blazing gunfight that left impressions in the bricks of his house. Some of those "dented bricks" are integrated into distillery building and also gave it its name.
Dented Brick gin is made using a unique cold maturation process where the team steeps the highest quality botanicals, juniper berries, coriander, fennel, citrus peel and angelica root in cold high proof grain neutral spirit. It is then redistilled to clarify the genever and brought to proof with the most important ingredient — artesian, limestone-filtered water. This water is sourced directly from the majestic mountains of Utah, home of the greatest snow on earth! The snowmelt then flows into the distillery's own Artesian Well creating the unique flavor profile crafted from this mineral rich water.
This handcrafted gin has aromas of cracked juniper, wintergreen, spring
pea, coriander, and cardamom with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light
body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length Altoids mints and dried
oregano finish. A clean-cut gin bursting with fresh, herbal appeal.
Aroma: Juniper, sweet ginger, bay, lemon balm, aniseed, and angelica
Palate: Supple, bright, dry light body
Finish: Smooth, relaxed
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of juniper, sweet ginger, bay, lemon balm, aniseed, and angelica with a supple, bright, dry light body and a smooth, relaxed finish that presents notes of orange peel, white flowers, and coriander finish. A classically styled gin for easy mixed drinks.
The first thing to look for when tasting a new gin is what it looks like. Take note of its color, is it clear or cloudy, light, golden or dark – this can help prepare your brain for what is about to come next.
Commonly referred to as “nosing” this is where you sniff the gin to soak in those delicious aromas. Short quick sniffs are best to capture different aromas. You have about 7 seconds before your nose gives up and stops noticing things so try and identify things quickly.
The first sip is always a bit of a shock to the tongue, so take a small sip to get the light burn out of the way so you can then focus on the flavors.
Take a second, slower sip and let the gin float around your mouth and the vapors float into your nose to identify more aromas. Here you want to look for sweetness, bitterness and spiciness & acidity. Make a note of what you observe.
Next, take another sip and pay attention to the consistency or the gin, is it smooth, light, thick? Does the flavor intensify or stay the same? Compare this to what you noticed in The View above.
Swallow the gin and pay attention to the after taste. How quickly does it fade away? Do more flavors present themselves, do other flavors disappear?