Renegade Gin is another one of those gins that pop out a big surprise introducing a new flavour profile while keeping its heart firmly beating in the body of a London Dry. There is something vaguely tropical on the nose, like passion fruit hiding behind a malty juniper, on the palate it is far more herbaceous than anything I’ve tasted a bold statement of sage and lemon keeps the tongue sparkling while a minty tingle freshens you up and a nice spice finish that lingers long accompanied by a strong piney juniper snap.
Renegade Gin is produced by Dog House Distilling based in Battersea and are one of the few gin makers who spend the time to produce their own neutral grain spirit buying in their own grain, they ferment a beer and then they run it through their column still, eventually pouring off a 96% ABV neutral grain spirit from which they make their gin, the gin is watered down to 42% ABV which is the right strength for any good gin. Taking the time and effort to produce the spirit gives a new dimension to Renegade and adds to the aroma and flavour an added complexity.
The labelling design is also a step away from convention a dark and powerful sean of London looking more like a depiction of an Edgar Alan Poe story than the English garden on a summers afternoon approach that most gin makers take and it is the bottling that will bring Renegade a special alternative crowed and hopefully introduce a new drinker to the gin craze of London.
I recommend trying Renegade if you are the type of drinker who likes to try something new and I am sure Dog House Distillery are going to bring our some more surprises in the future.
Serving suggestions: A sprig of rosemary with either Fever Tree Light tonic or Merchants Heart Pink Peppercorn to add a little sweetness.
70 cl Bottle
3 in stock