Gin

ASTA MORRIS

by Bert Bruyneel

GIN

Not just an ordinary gin selection!

NOG! - No Ordinary Gin

NOG! No Ordinary Gin

NOG! gin is one of Bert’s special projects. NOG! stands for ‘No Ordinary Gin’ and that is exactly what it is. The idea was to create a gin for drinking neat but also with tonic. With his expertise he created a gin that was finished in one of his previously released whisky casks. This gives the gin a nice color, more roundness and for sure more complexity.

 

NOG! is released in small batches and when it hit the shelves for the first time it was a big success. As a result many other small batches followed, each finished in a specific Asta Morris cask.

Strength: 46% ABV

 

Botanicals: juniper, lavender, hops, poppy, orange, coriander, fennel & cocoa

 

Used casks:

Batch

Cask

Release date

# Bottles

AMG001

Dalmore for Huis Crombé & The Bonding Dram

May 3, 2014

415

AMG002

Benriach for TasTToe Two

May 30, 2014

288

AMG003

Benriach (bulk)

October 9, 2014

370

AMG004

Auchroisk 2016

February 2, 2015

301

AMG005

Imperial 1995 Signatory Vintage

May 8, 2015

360

AMG006

Mortlach 1995 for Whiskytaste Sweden

August 7, 2015

262

AMG007

Strathmill 1991

November 13, 2015

228

AMG008

Blair Athol 1998

January 11, 2016

257

AMG009

Glentauchers 1992 for GaiaFlow Japan

March 28, 2016

284

AMG010

Deanston 1997

July 22, 2016

279

AMG011

Strathmill 1992 for GaiaFlow Japan & Cru

October 27, 2016

276

AMG012

Auchentoshan 1991 for GaiaFlow Japan

December 15, 2016

308

AMG013

Caperdonich 1995 for GaiaFlow Japan

May 15, 2017

258

AMG014

Second fill virgin oak

August 31, 2017

280

AMG015

Ex-Glenburgie 1999

November 20, 2017

240

AMG016

Glen Moray 2007 for Japan

May 17, 2018

282

AMG017

Macduff 2006 for Japan

November 12, 2018

198

AMG018

Benrinnes 2006

June 21, 2019

412

D.R.K.N.S.S.

D.R.K.N.S.S. is a rare and exclusive gin that was not for sale in the shops. The gin could only be tasted in the 'Upper Room Bar' of the glamorous and trendy restaurant The Jane. The restaurant is based in Antwerp and is awarded with two Michelin stars.

 

The gin was matured in an oak Benriach whisky cask which was destroyed after the bottling. A relic of the cask is attached to each of the 73 bottles.

 

The gin does not need any garnish or tonic water and is best to be drunk neat.

Strength: 47,8% ABV

 

Botanicals (main): juniper, tangerine, hops, malt, orange, coriander, clove, fennel & cocoa

Soul Gin

Soul Gin is made from a recipe developed by Bert after he had been challenged to make a gin to enjoy neat. This gin has been conceived to be able to stand a cask maturation of seven months up to more than two years. This maturation substantially changes the gin.

 

Soul (or Tamashi) Gin is only available in Japan and Hong Kong. In Europe it can be tasted at The Jane restaurant, based in Antwerp (Belgium), as they have an exclusivity agreement. Wider availability in Europe since 2018.

Strength: 46% ABV

 

Botanicals (main): juniper, lavender, hops, poppy, orange, coriander, fennel & cocoa

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