There are hundreds of gins on the market, but only one that is marketed as a “southern style”. What makes this one different from all the others, is a completely new gin-taste profile complemented by a blend of traditional southern flavors including citrus, clove, honey and mint.
“The driving force behind Seersucker Southern Style Gin was a desire to create a gin that is approachable, easy-to-mix and honestly, just great tasting,” said Trey Azar, Founder and Master Distiller of Azar Family Brands. “We worked for more than a year to accomplish the perfect taste profile that is light on the palate and has recognizable Southern flavors, yet still maintains the nuances that a gin drinker appreciates.”
Founded in 2010, Azar Family Brands (AFB) is a nationally recognized, award-winning distillery located in San Antonio, Texas. Seersucker Southern Style Gin, is currently the only gin made in San Antonio.
The label on the bottle resembles a traditional seersucker clothing pattern of alternating stripes. The word seersucker comes from two Persian words, sheer and shakar; translated into English as milk & sugar. The cloth used in southern suits and dresses somewhat resembles the difference in textures between these two foodstuffs. Smooth and grainy. Now you know.
Seersucker Southern Style Gin (84 proof)
Nose: More citrus forward than juniper, with a peppery and piney brightness.
Taste: Mellow, slightly sweet, and smooth. A lot of citrus opens up in a few seconds, dominating the spirit. The most interesting aspect is the cooling effect of the clove and mint on the palate. Not overwhelming, it adds just a genteel touch at the finish.
Finish: Medium long with the lemon-lime leaving a tang under which the clove-mint leaves a freshness and clean finish.
Overall: An easy gin that has enough unique differences in the flavor profile to make it useful in citrus based cocktails and punches. I’d be hesitant to use this in a traditional Martini, but for most everything else it gets a full access pass.
GSN Rating: B+
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