Lucky HANS Gin is as well available in an attractive miniature bottle. The mini is perfect as a gift or for a tasting. But who is actually Lucky HANS? First of all Hans is a popular male first name in Germany. As a matter of fact, until the early 60´s Hans remained atop the German chart of popular first names. Since 1960 the popularity has declined, however, and this is the good news, HANS is back! Not only as a boy´s name, but as well with the adjunct “Lucky” as the name labeling for a veritable German Gin. True to the traditional roots of the name, Lucky HANS is produced using only the freshest herbs, fruits and berries native to Germany. You will not find any exotic botanicals on the list of ingredients, (I.e., lemon, tonka bean, vanilla…). Instead Lucky HANS makes use of local fruits such as apple and pears as well as a very special native berry: The rowan berry. Maybe you are thinking, “Wait a minute! That´s poisonous!” but have no fear. This is untrue. The rowan berry should not be eaten raw as they contain parasorbic acid, which can cause an upset stomach, however, as distillate this berry is completely safe and a genuine indulgence. For this reason, Bavarians have used the rowan berry for centuries to create a seductive spirit. This makes not only HANS happy, but also qualifies it as the perfect ingredient for an original Bavarian Dry Gin. Aside from the rowan berry HANS makes use of six other botanicals, which all call Germany home. Each processed in small batches in the Bavarian Forest and distilled in traditional wood burning copper pots. The result is a Gin with a fruity core which is well suited to classic bitter tonic waters. Have fun while enjoying and get lucky!
These are the botanicals of Lucky HANS Bavarian Dry Gin:
You have arrived at the list of botanicals of Lucky HANS Gin: The first ingredient is juniper: Without juniper, there´s actually nothing. Juniper berries are responsible for the savory spice flavor of any Gin thus forming the predominant basis for any further botanical. Second comes the apple: Native fruits endow their presence resulting in Lucky HANS´ fruity core. These apples originate from luscious Bavarian orchards. Pear is #3: The lavish sweetness of the pear harmoniously rounds the fruity tone of the apple. They too are cultivated locally. Rowan Berry: The berry your mother warned you about! But have no fear, the rowan beryy is completely harmless when used as a distillate. It gives the Gin a wonderfully creamy hint of marzipan. 5. Blackthorn: A tad blackthorn is a must. With its bitter note of fruity acidity, it provides Lucky HANS with that certain kick. 6. Green Walnut: The same applies to the green fruit of the walnut tree. The husk contains valuable bitter compounds, which lend to Lucky HANS´ extra “oomph!”. 7. Malt: Naturally, a Bavarian Gin must contain this ingredient. This grain contributes to the flavorful spicy juniper basis. 44% alc. by vol. give Lucky HANS a powerful appearance, nevertheless the fruity recipe makes this Gin quite refreshing. We recommend to serve Lucky HANS with an apple zest as a garnish. Prost!
|Country of Origin:||Germany|
|Tasting Notes:||Gin with a fruity core and the power of rowan berries|