There are some flavours that we all know and love, that stand the test of time and never go out of fashion.
I think I can speak for most people that the combination of dark chocolate and tangy orange is one of those flavours and so when a new gin comes onto the market, made with the flavours of the teatime favourite Jaffa Cake, you just know the result is going to be a good one!
Atom Brands, producers of award-winning gins including Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin and That Boutique-y Gin Company, have brought us Jaffa Cake Gin.
Jaffa Cake Gin is is distilled with oranges, fresh orange peel, cocoa powder and actual Jaffa Cakes! – the Jaffa Cakes are put into the vacuum still to give really the gin that true distinctive flavour.
Jaffa Cake Gin Flavour Profile
On the nose you’re hit with zingy, marmalade-esque orange notes followed by a deep, rich chocolate undertone. There are hints of vanilla and almond with a solid backbone of juniper.
On the palate, you guessed it….Jaffa Cakes. The resemblance is quite surprising however the flavour is nicely balanced and delicately sweet, not overwhelming or sickly in any way.
On the finish the palate fades into smooth hot cocoa with a note of lingering bitter dark chocolate and a tang from the juniper that confirms it is still a gin.
Jaffa Cake Gin makes a perfect base for Negroni cocktails but also works well in a G&T, garnished of course with a Jaffa Cake in replacement of a standard citrus wheel.
What consumers are saying about Jaffa Cake Gin
Since it was released, in the Spring of 2020, customers have been raving about the gin on the Master of Malt website, where it has an average review score of 4.5/5 stars, with one person saying:
‘One of the best flavoured gins I’ve ever tried, best way to describe is like dunking a Jaffa Cake into a glass of gin, life doesn’t get much better.’ Another customer said: ‘This is delicious. Not too sweet. It does exactly what it says on the bottle. So good I’ve already bought another bottle.’
With reviews like this it’s fair to say that Jaffa Cake Gin is on its way to becoming a top contender in the flavoured gin category.
Jaffa Cake Gin (70cl, 42% ABV) is available to buy online from Amazon by clicking here, priced at £27.95.