A Panda as guest at Ginnatic
Do you know anyone who doesn’t like panda bears? So I only know people who love panda bears! Will it be the same with Panda Bio Gin? The Panda Gin advertises to be an Organic Gin or Bio Gin. The gin is produced in beautiful Belgium. In this gin botanicals like juniper, lychee, cherry, basil, rosemary, orange peel, anise are processed.
Due to the Botanicals I am honestly undecided whether Panda Gin is a Dry Gin or a New Western Dry Gin. Since flavours like lychee and cherry are not really typical dry gin flavours. But I think this is more of a dry gin (they are only formalities anyway – it doesn’t matter to the taste).
How does the panda smell Gin?
But before I get into the bottle I would like to say something about the bottle design. The design of the bottle is rather simple – the bottle is black and white. The cap is a dark brown wooden cap. In view of the name Panda Gins the design fits very well. Minimalist clear and simple! The bottle does not stand out on the gin shelf, but together with the name it is a very successful branding.
Now we come to the first meeting! I slowly open the screw cap and look at the lid. Inside the wooden closure plastic is processed – that could have been solved more beautifully if it is already a Bio Gin or? But of course this is once again a high level of whining. While I’m reporting on the lid here, the fruity and fresh aroma is already pouring out of the bottle! Wow I have never had such a gin! Often the sweeter gins smell rather artificial – but the panda gin smells really aromatic fresh! Now I hold my nose over the bottle and inhale the gin deep. Cherry! Cherry! Cherry! The dominant botanical is definitely cherry! If you analyse it further you can also feel this small aroma of lychee and some of the orange peel and of course the juniper. An absolutely exciting aroma – which I honestly haven’t tried in any way yet.
How does Bio Gin taste like?
Finally we come to the heart of gin tasting! After the nosing follows the tasting! Of course we also test the Panda Gin pure without tonic water and ice in our beautiful tasting glass. After pouring the gin we give it some minutes to get some air so that it can develop its full aroma!
Note: If you drink the gin too cold, the essential oils are not effective, so we recommend you drink the gin at room temperature between 16 – 22 degrees.
In the nose you still notice the cherry very clearly – but now the lychee comes out even more offensively from the cover. I take the first sip of the Panda Bio Gins. The gin has an extraordinary aroma. In the palate it looks cool and slightly hot (comes from anise) and at the same time also aromatic Sweet by the cherry and lychee – all this is embedded in a classic dry gin aroma. In the palate a combination of freshness and fruit remains which is very long lasting!
The Panda Gin can convince with its extraordinary aroma. The Gin is suitable for pure drinking but also for a fruity Gin Tonic!
Tasting summary Panda Gin
The Panda Gin surprised me! I didn’t expect so much because I usually expect the sweet botanicals to have an artificial aroma – but the Panda Bio Gin can also be different! Here the flavours are honest! It feels as if you really still have the botanicals in your gin without any artificial flavours! A big praise to Belgium!
- cherry and lychee dominate the overall picture
- Bio Gin
- Produced in Belgium
- excellent aroma for pure enjoyment absolutely suitable