BOAR Black Forest Dry Gin
The hunting season is open! With the Boar Gin from the Black Forest, where, by the way, there are over 1000 distilleries, comes the first gin with truffles on the market. More precisely, with Black Forest Burgundy truffles, which used to be harvested regularly. After this was put under protection in the 30s according to the Reichsnaturschutzgesetz, a long-held tradition was thus lost. Now, the trio of Torsten Boschert, Hannes Schmidt and Markus Kessler have joined forces to produce their gin at the Kessler family's Boar Distillery. This small family distillery was founded in 1844. As a result, Boar Gin combines old family recipes with new techniques, classic botanicals as well as a new, innovative process of adding Burgundy truffles to the gin, thus avoiding a slightly sharp, bitter finish. An acquaintance had told the gin makers about the Black Forest truffle and the Wildscheinkeilern, who were searching for it as if in a trance. And thus was born not only the most awarded gin in the world in 2017, but also a new concept of gin production. Of course, the Black Forest truffle is still protected today and therefore truffles from controlled cultivation are used for the Boar Gin.
With thyme, juniper and lavender on the nose. These notes continue on the palate until the finish and marry with the round flavor of truffles.