Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX February 13, 2019. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.)
We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.
We have shifted our reviews format in order to offer more reviews for our review hungry readers. The review pages (links below) will now offer a full tasting note with links to a full detail review for our Featured Beverages.
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Beverage of the Week
Fords Officer’s Reserve Overproof London Dry Gin
One of our favorite Gin brands has just added a Navy Strength Gin that brings much more than pure strength and power with its complex flavors and a silky, rich texture. The Fords Gin is created at the prolific Gin specialist Thames Distillery by a collaboration of Master Distillery Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of The 86 Co. See the Beverage of the Week feature
Fords Officer’s Reserve Overproof London Dry Gin See the Full BevX Featured Review
Brilliant, crystal clear with a very pale straw hue. The aromatics of this Navy Strength Gin offers juniper, coriander, and citrus in equal measure with accents of brown spice and dried flowers in support. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush and oily center palate with bold bursts of juniper, orange, grapefruit, and sweet herbal and spice notes dominate the core that becomes increasingly drier on the finish with vibrant citrus zest accents. Full-bodied with ideal balance and a texture, which is no small feat considering its considerable strength (54.5 abv). The Fords Officer’s Reserve does not disappoint as it displays the same complexity and style of the original with a bold proof and subtle Sherry cask highlights. $34.99 – 5 Stars
Boccantino Susumaniello IGP Salento 2016
Brilliant, deep ruby/purple color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of red cherry and raspberry with supporting notes of pomegranate, mineral, and lavender. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of ripe red and black fruits. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a voluptuous texture. $14 4 Stars/92 points