Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin
Proclaimed on the bottle as the “best of both worlds, east and west,” Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin is based on a recipe of Jacobus, better known as Bobby, Alfons. Eight botanicals are each distilled on their own before being blended together to create his namesake gin.
The nose of Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin is surprisingly floral at first, with rose notes coming to the fore, with lemon and lemongrass falling in line behind it, giving it an almost fresh oil aroma. It’s complex, surprising, but really unusual.
The palate is as distinctive as you’re apt to find in the gin world, with very little quite like it out there: the rosehips are sweet an pungent; the lemongrass is citrusy and herbal with menthol tones blending with anise/fennel character; the clove and spice is unmistakable. Nothing is subtle: even the juniper with its piney/green side is loud and clear on the finish. And that finish, may I just say is extraordinarily long lasting with peppery/menthol notes that evoke images of basil and tarragon as it fades. Incredibly smooth on its own, Bobby’s Gin has a lot that makes it stand out amongst other gins.
70 cl bottle