Firewater from fire-starters: A bottle of Berlin Aged Gin 0.7l limited special edition 2020 from the Berliner Brandstifter

Tastes as good as it looks: Berlin Aged Gin 0.7l Edition 2020. © Berliner Brandstifter GmbH, Caption: Stefan Pribnow

Berlin, Germany (Gastrosofie). Berlin Aged Gin 0.7l – limited special edition 2020: Holding up in one hand a crystal clear bottle from the Berliner Brandstifter, which reveals a hue between yellow and orange, yes, maybe amber orange, but not for long –

I reach with the other for a glass and treat myself to reasonable portion of a six month in red wine barrels, more precisely: Pinot Noir barrels, aged gin.

Pure! Because this Berlin Aged Gin is not one of those colourless spirits with juniper, wittily called juniper schnapps, although it only revs up to thirty, while the producer promises an alcohol content of 50, 30 per cent for this Berlin Dry Gin with its delightful aroma of a subtle red wine note and the botanical of the year: wild rose blossom. Now, if that doesn’t refine the 2020 edition – what then?

In full view: Berlin Aged Gin 0.7l Edition 2020. © Berliner Brandstifter GmbH

The manufacturer emphasizes „the storage and the interaction of the botanicals“, which would give „the Berlin Aged Gin its unique, fruity and full-bodied note as well as its special gold colour“. Tempt yourself! Drink!

“Filling and numbering by hand … guarantees the uniqueness and quality of this product” – this true fact is stated on the label. „The 2020 edition is limited to 1,999 bottles“. Correct. Mine is number 681.

The Berlin Aged Gin 0.7l – limited special edition 2020 currently costs 77.88 euros in the in-house shop, with a jute bag, including 16 per cent VAT and plus shipping costs.

Remark:

Christopher Prescott based on a text by Ole Bolle.