Bareksten Botanical Gin 70cl
A serious, premium gin for the real gin lover and connoisseur. Classic, yet with the real essence of the Norwegian wilderness in every bottle
Bareksten Botanical Gin
Bareksten is produced (or rather crafted) by Oss Craft Distillery in Norway. It has been made to really represents the true essence of Norway, in both taste and character. It is dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic in the look of the bottle, the aromas as you open it, and the taste when you drink it.
Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are the soul of Barekstens botanical wonders.
Bareksten takes its inspiration from the Norwegian Forests. Nordic, natural and organic herbs, potatoes and berries form the basis for its unique flavours. In fact, 26 different botanicals are used in the production, 19 of which are locally sourced.
The aroma of this reminds of the forest, earthy, slightly oak like, along with the pine like smell of classic juniper. The taste takes you on a journey. Classic gin notes of citrus and juniper evoke something known and comforting, yet the additional botanicals take you on a taste journey through the Norwegian wilderness. Slight sweetness from berries, warming earthy notes, and yet this isn't a heavy drink. It's extremely refreshing, and one you will come back to time after time.
We find this is best served with a neutral tonic such as Fentimans Indian Tonic. Serve in a copa glass with plenty of ice, and garnish with a slice of orange (the garnish makes a real difference with this gin - really worth trying!).
For a slightly enhanced addition, try with East Imperial Royal Botanic Tonic. The mild violet, elderflower and grapefruit notes in this tonic really help accentuate the botanics from the gin (but don't overpower them).