Low ABV spirits are here to stay and, new to the market drinks brand, Quarter has given us a lighter in alcohol gin that has the flavor you expect in your gin.
When a new low-ABV spirit comes to market, I am always pleased. Mark my words that Quarter Gin is going to make its mark (couldn’t help myself) this upcoming summer! G&T lovers come and get it. A gin that is 1/4 of the ABV, 1/4 of the calories, and 1/4 of the impact – who could resist?
What is Quarter Light Gin
Quarter Gin was the brainchild of two former school friends, Fabian Clark and Rohan Radhakrishnan. Although they always worked within the marketing and drinks biz, they had yet to create their own spirit until now.
Working with Anthony Wilson, ex-Diageo Master Distiller, they set about to developing their own recipe “to create a lighter version of a traditional London Dry Gin, but with our own little twist.” Not an easy task, it took over 50 distillates to achieve perfection.
How does Quarter Light Gin taste
All the traditional botanicals you would expect of a gin are used in the making of Quarter: juniper, of course, coriander, and angelica. Still, the grapefruit peel and the sweet orange offer that sweet/tart zingy notes. It’s distilled in a copper-pot just like a full ABV London Dry Gin giving it a depth of flavor that might be missed out if made any other way.
- Color: Clear
- Nose: Close your eyes and you would never know it’s not a full-strenght gin
- Taste: Spicy and orange forward. A lighter version of what you would expect in any higher ABV gin.
- Finish: Oranges, oranges, oranges
- Alcohol: 12%
As I said, I’m predicting that they’ll all be lining up this summer to serve the Q&T!
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Where you can buy Quarter Light Gin
UK: You can find Quarter G/N at Not Another Bill!
USA: Sorry, not available yet!
Try making the Quarter Gin Soda
- 50ml Quarter Gin
- 150ml Dash Bitter Orange and Grapefruit Soda
- Grapefruit Slice
- Add the Quarter Gin to a rocks glass with ice
- Top up with the Dash Bitter Orange & Grapefruit Soda
- Garnish a grapefruit slice