New Amsterdam Gin

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DoctorOfMixolo gy
09/21/2015

New Amsterdam Gin 1

I don't know what this is, but it is certainly not gin. At least not like any gin I've ever tasted.
Real gin (I'm thinking of high quality examples like Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray No. Ten) have strong juniper berry and lemon peel flavors dominating, plus several others aromatic notes giving it a depth of flavor. Drunk neat, it puts hair on your chest and you'll typically utter an interjection after swallowing it.
New Amsterdam tastes like they mixed gin 50/50 with passion-fruit vodka - it's almost what I'd expect from a fruit flavored cough medicine.
When I opened the bottle, I took a sip and knew something was wrong, but hoped (vainly) that it would work if mixed into a martini. I was so wrong: It was just weird tasting!
I suppose there may be drink recipes out there that this could work with, but I'm not going to try and find out. I'll try to schlep my almost-full bottle off on one of my "alcoholic" friends, or just pour it down the sink.

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Boboo
12/01/2011

New Amsterdam Gin 5

Has a wonderful flavor for the price. Almost as good or distinctive as Hendricks another of my favorites. Plymouth is smoother but I like the taste of my Martini made with New Amsterdam.

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Erskine
11/10/2010

New Amsterdam Gin 1

Need negative stars for this. Worst gin ever inflicted on man.

Rot-gut vodka with heavy-handed creamsicle flavoring to try and hide the fact.

NOT a gin at all. Impossible to make a drinkable cocktail with this paint thinner.

Positive reviews are from company shills or sugar-addicted idiots.

If you like candy flavored vodka, that's fine, but don't peddle it as gin.

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Phoenixda87
08/17/2010

New Amsterdam Gin 3

Not bad, This gin is dominated by the aromas of fresh orange peel. This is sweeter and more viscous than your usual gin. Fairly inexpensive $12 in my area. I would still prefer an even cheaper Gordon's over this and Bombay sapphire if you want to spend more.

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bababoozer
01/13/2010

New Amsterdam Gin 3

I tried this gin twice. I'm a Bombay man, both regular and Sapphire. New Amsterdam is drinkable, but there is an aftertaste. I don't know if I agree with the some reviews about it being citrus, but it's SOMETHING. It's like someone said "most people that hate gin, hate it because of the juniper taste. Let's counteract that with_________". And whatever that taste is kind of does a disservice to gin. But it IS smooooth, and I finished the bottle eventually. For now, nothing beats my Bombay.

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ewu777
11/28/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 5

New Amsterdam sits close to Hendrick's with a nice smooth mouth. The flavor has citrus on top of the juniper. It may be my bias against straight gins, but I would take this over bombay or beefeater any day. The best is its price tag, usually 17-20.

Overall, not on par with Hendrick's, but in the same weight class as the heavy hitters. Good spirit.

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linemanrt60
10/30/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 5

A top notch gin with an excellent price tag. The flavor is especially good for those trying to move from vodka to more flavorful spirits as it isn't overpowering in the area of juniper, but more akin to citrus. This may detract so far as some of the classic cocktails are concerned but I still think there's not a better gin to get people into it.

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brokenseeker
09/24/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 5

While not your traditional gin, it has a lot of merrit. While it lacks the big juniper tast found in a lot of traditional gin, it has been replaced with sweetness and citrus, resulting in a milder, smother taste. I've found it to be apreciated by individuals who normaly dislike gin. This may be apealing to many new gin drinkers who want something mild, or seasoned gin drinkers who want something new. It's a lot of flavor for a low price.

It goes well with citrus based gin drinks. When I make a traditional martini with it I substitute the olive for a lime chunk. Makes great vespers, limon martinis, mixed with sprite, or gin and tonics. I also enjoy it straight.

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chopperdan17
09/14/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 4

Very good gin for the price! Tastes great in a gin and tonic and is even good by itself. I don't know how it would be in a martini but I don't drink martinis so I don't really care. My only complaint is that it could stand to have a bit more of the juniper flavor that Tanqueray or Bombay has.

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mannacler
09/08/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 4

The first 80 proof gin that I have found that makes a passable martini. Not quite as good as Beefeater's or Bombay Sapphire for that purpose though. Very good with soda and lime.

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Ginny384
06/20/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 3

Very smooth and good for gin and tonic though not of Martini calibre.

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Elevator
06/19/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 5

Why a "Great" rating??? Superb smoothness and drinkability at an almost unbelievable low price. Value like this merits a Great rating, despite the purists who will pooh-pooh the sweetness of it (and yes, I tend to be one of those as well). I say overlook the forgivable fruity sweetness, which may actually appeal to casual gin drinkers-- a lot of bang for the buck in this one.

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Tartarlamb
04/01/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 3

New Amsterdam has a low price tag and a top shelf flavor, which makes it very appealing. But the overall impression left on me by this California gin was that it was more vodka than gin. Very strong citrus and floral accents here, and like most new vodka-style gins, heavy angelica. Extremely smooth, but ultimately gutless and unadventurous. This is not a martini gin; its hardly a gin at all, if at all. The price makes it a superb choice for other cocktails, however. Give it a shot.

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mikey62701
01/07/2009

New Amsterdam Gin 4

While probably not great for a traditional martini, I have made a 'vesper' of James Bond fame with this gin and it is quite enjoyable.

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dwbernard
05/28/2008

New Amsterdam Gin 3

This has a citrus (orange) overtone and is really more like a citrus flavoured vodka. It seems to be of good quality (distilling) and the price is certainly appealing. I assume the price is achieved due to it being a domestic product from a producer with deep pockets (Gallo). However, if you are a classic martini drinker, this will not be the gin for you.

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drunkbull19
05/07/2008

New Amsterdam Gin 5

Very good gin. Smooth taste, great finish. Bought a lil sampler of it at my local liqour store. Only cost a .99 cents for a 50ml. Had it with OJ and it tasted great. Would definatley buy a big bottle of it.

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