O49 Organic Gin is a product with roots ? not just the ginger root or angelica root from the list of the product?s botanicals ? but deep roots tying the gin to the region from which it originates. The family concern which is responsible for the production of O49 Gin is located in the small town of Georgsmarienhütte in the Osnabrück countryside, and only organically grown ingredients find their way into the gin. The clarity of the final product is a reflection of the simplicity and honesty that pervades every stage of the manufacturing process. And whether one takes O to mean organic or to mean Osnabrück, or 49 to signify the gin?s 49% alcohol volume or the postcode of the town it is produced in, the product remains tightly bound to its humble context.
The idyllic setting of the Osnabrück countryside provides the backdrop to the production of O49 Organic Gin. A picturesque sprawl of meadows and forests, brooks and cottages, the region befits the stock postcard images that jump to mind when one imagines the scene from which organic produce emerges. This rural region spans two federal states of Germany, North Rhine Westphalia and Lower Saxony, and it is in the second of these, on the skirts of the Osnabrück countryside, that the town of Georgsmarienhütte lies. From a small family business in this quaint setting comes O49 Gin, available to purchase in the online shop here at Urban Drinks.
O49 Organic Gin: taste of the German countryside
The botanicals which go into O49 Gin are all 100% organically produced and include many, such as the hop blossoms, that complete their journey from seed to bottle without ever leaving the region. When the bottle (all of which are filled by hand) has its pinewood cap removed, the purity of the gin becomes clear from the aroma. Upon tasting, the cleanliness of the organic ingredients announces itself once again.
The gin?s smell is weighty and suggestive of a creaminess, also discreetly revealing of the cinnamon used in the gin?s production. Citrus and coriander notes also take their places alongside the strongly detectable juniper. The taste of the gin reveals more about the carefully selected botanicals. A trace of coriander and a slightly more powerful note of sage are present, once again beside the pleasantly pungent juniper. Sage holds on when the gin is served on ice, whereas less forceful tones are thereby nulled. The complete impression of O49 Gin is clean and well-rounded.
Clarity and versatility unrivalled with O49 Organic Gin
At a no-nonsense 49% proof, O49 Gin, which is available to purchase in the online shop here at Urban Drinks, will loudly announce its presence in any combination. It is a gin whose delicate balance of sage with juniper means it can be enjoyed neat or alone on ice. In terms of cocktails, the classic gin sour is sure to accentuate the gin?s otherwise quiet citrus tone:
- 150ml O49 Organic Gin
- 75ml fresh lemon juice
- 75ml sugar syrup
- Ice cubes
In whichever order you fancy, pour the ingredients listed above into a shaker and give the mixture a rough shake before straining it over your glass and garnishing with a sage leaf.