The people from beer giant BrewDog aren’t only making beer these days, they also entered the spirit scene with this very nice Lone Wolf gin, an all distilled grain-to-glass-in-house gin. The gin is a 50/50 mix of wheat and barley.
Using part traditional, part unique equipment, it goes from about 10,000 litres of wash to about 4000 litres of beautiful clear spirit. It took around two years to bring this wonderful juniper driven LoneWolf gin to life, after experiments with over 80 individual botanicals more than 190 different distillations!
Juniper berries form the perfect backbone of this gin, but that’s not all, no! There is much more to this gin: first you get the overwhelming juniper berries, but they are back boned by a fresh twist from the citrus fruits, and then the coriander and the earthy/spicy aromas take the stage! The finish is long with the juniperberries combined with Scots pine needles. Marvellous!! I must confess at once that this LoneWolf gin is my cup of tea completely!
The people of LoneWolf made their own tonic because they weren’t willing to compromise on flavour at any stage of its creation. Their LoneWolf Tonic has a strong citrus profile from the natural lemon, grapefruit and lime they used. I honestly can say they did a perfect job: the combination with the LoneWolf tonic is great!
I used 2 dried wheels of blood orange as a garnish, combined with a branch of basil.
I think it’s quite obvious this LoneWolf Gin deserves a high score, because it’s completely my cup of tea and therefore I give it a 95/100, scoring a well earned GOLD @Ginurwaymedals!
When you are into softer/smoother/sweeter/fruity gins this LoneWolf gin could be something more difficult for you, though!