Upperhand Gin - Review & Tasting Notes
About Upperhand Gin
Upperhand Gin was launched in 2019 and the name is inspired by the Italian founder's achievement of defying the odds to become an Italian judo champion and going on to train the next generation. The gin is distilled in Tipperary in Ireland and the botanicals include Irish dill and a range of Italian botanicals such as Tuscan juniper, Ligurian basil and Sicilian lemon peel.
The Gin Guide Review
The Upperhand Gin brand story talks of defying the odds, inner strength and 'the delicate mysteries of the distiller's art', which is certainly intriguing and mysterious (and a tad confusing). So, what about the spirit inside that stunning bottle? It is distinctively and boldly presented, and distinctive and bold in flavour, with dill and lemon taking centre stage. Herbaceous aromas of dill and basil stand out alongside piney juniper on the nose. On the palate dill and lemon are clearly defined and lead on to a mid-length herbal finish.
It's a contemporary flavour profile that may divide opinion, but it's a gin that is likely to go down very well with fans of dill. When serving as a Gin and Tonic, a garnish of lemon or basil is an ideal starting point. - Paul Jackson, 2019
Bold & herbaceous,
with dill, basil & lemon
Bright, with lemony citrus
piney juniper & herbaceous dill
Mid-length & lingering,
with herbal character