The Illusionist Bavarian Dry Gin (700ml)

SKU #1656264

You know Monkey 47. You know Empress. What happens when the two come crashing together with a unique twist? You get The Illusionist. This dry gin comes to us from the Glockenbach district of Munich and is a skillful blend of 16 botanicals including the striking butterfly pea which imparts a fabulous intense violet color to the gin straight out of the bottle and a beautiful pink hue when mixed with tonic. The remaining botanicals feature a really bright citrus note and a warm mix of nutmeg and liquorice that all come together harmoniously. The bottle itself is also a work of art. The black bottle looks beautiful on the bar and while it doesn't show off the ethereal color of the gin, it does protect it from light damage/degradation of flavor over time. Unleash your creativity and put this to work in your home bar. It is sure to delight your senses and wow your guests in more ways than one.


Price: $44.99

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By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/11/2023 | Send Email
The opaque black bottle is elegant and unassuming. When you pour from it, it’s hard not to smile as the bright blue liquid comes flowing out. It just makes me happy. Then you smell the glass - and that too makes me happy. It’s a beautiful array of citrus peel, sweet and savory spices, and the kind of floral notes that aren’t overly perfumey, but are pretty and elegant. The Illusion promised by the name comes when you add tonic. Right before your eyes it changes from blue to pink, but this quirk of butterfly peas isn’t the reason to buy the gin, it’s just a fun side effect in my book. It’s the composition, balance, and texture that makes The Illusionist so compelling. There is a sweet and spicy nuttiness underneath the objectively refreshing citrus notes and it’s all tied together beautifully by a strong juniper backbone and deft selection of other herbal botanicals. I find this to be an extremely versatile gin that tastes just as good in a G&T as it does straight out of your freezer or in a complex cocktail like The Last Word. Bravo.

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