The Hannover “Niemand Dry Gin” (niemand meaning nobody) surprises with its fresh flowery taste. Its multi-faceted flavour of ten carefully chosen botanicals is dominated by sandlewood and lavender and evokes the feeling of a stroll through a fresh pine forest. A hint of apple completes the piney fragrance of rosemary while piercing aromas such as ginger, cinnamon, coriander, vanilla and pine nut round it off.
This typical London Dry Gin is distilled in a small distillery in Hannover following a home-own recipe. The manufacturer relies considerably on the distinctive and – as far as gin is concerned – undiscovered taste of sandalwood, which has been used for its pleasant smell as incense, in perfumes, medicines and colouring for centuries. Filled into bulbous, rose coloured bottles, this gin is not only a delightful beverage but also a delightful sight.
This gin is artist Sebastian Otto’s and entrepreneur Torben Paradiek’s dream come true. After having released herbs and spices for gin and tonics under the name “Gin Flight” since 2014, they decided a year later to produce their own gin and founded a manufacturer in the Lower Saxon capital, Hannover. They relied fully on their own sense of taste and smell throughout the making of this new composition. The result is an exciting voyage of the taste buds, a nuanced expansion of the classic gin taste. A juniper distillate that comes along not in the least as inconspicuous as its name might suggest.