Schlichte Steinhager Dry Gin 40%abv / 80 proof is a traditional Steinhager gin from Germany and the original and world's oldest brand of Steinhager. Made in Steinhagen, Germany under the German purity laws. Steinhager is made from three and only three ingredients; triple distilled grain neutral spirits, water, and juniper berries and... that's it, nothing else. It's rarely seen in the US but is unmistakable in its tall brown ceramic bottle. Currently there are only two brands of Steinhager being made, I think the other is called Schinken Hager, which I have never seen and couldn't find any info on it.
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This is the best stuff. I started drinking it in Germany years ago--haven't stopped. It will take you away from other gin/vodka type spirits--they can't keep up. Keep it in the freezer and drink it straight.
The aroma is that of light juniper with the faintest of faint hints of butterscotch and caramel. The taste is basically the same, light juniper flavor and faint hints of butterscotch and caramel. This is so light and one dimensional that it barely tasted like a gin. More like the ghost of a gin.