Pinkster Gin Reviewed by Honest Paul
Pinkster, hmm – where to start? So the first part of this review will probably bring no surprises. If you like a good old London Dry Gin, such as Hendricks or the British “flag-carrier” Gordons, then this Gin will probably most definitely not be for you. My first try included all the standards that make my Gin experience a very pleasant one – with a premium Indian tonic water (Fever Tree in this case) and a nice freshly cut sprig of Rosemary from the garden. That didn’t work at all, in fact, it was pretty revolting. Now before you all moan at me – I knew this wouldn’t work, but it’s my favourite way of drinking Gin.
After a visit to the shops the very next morning I picked up some raspberries as instructed by most comments and reviews of Pinkster. My partner’s preferences of alcoholic beverages are very different to mine so I handed it over; Pinkster, raspberries, fresh mint and a large glass of ice.
Certainly, on the third glass, the Gin was now deep pink and the flavours getting just better and better as you went along.
So onto the second part of the review, from the person who loves Rose Moët, Kronenberg and Redbull (not together mind you). After a few minutes of excited raspberry cutting and mixing, the resounding comments were of amazement, enjoyment and happiness for the rest of the evening. So Pinkster certainly has to be prepared differently to be enjoyed (in my case even tolerated). As you start on your second and third Pinkster of the evening the raspberries started to really react and further enhance Pinkster. Certainly, on the third glass, the Gin was now deep pink and the flavours getting just better and better as you went along.
Pinkster is certainly going to be for a particular person who likes flavoured and fruity Gins, I personally don’t think it will be on my Gin preferred list, however my partner will now always have a bottle ready (subject to the obligatory raspberries being in the fridge).
You can buy Pinkster Gin at DrinkSupermarket.com or on Amazon.