Hogarth Gin is a product of Dutch company Cooymans Distillery. It was established by Johannes Geraldus Cooymans at 1828. The company focuced liqueurs on the beginning, their best known product was Royal Dutch Advokaat egg liqueur, but they are nowadays producing big range of different alcohol drinks. They are focusing mostly Dutch market, but some products are also exported mainly east-European countries. Gin is named by William Hogarth, English painter, which best known painting Gin Lane was made at 1751.
Hogarth is made by very traditional botanicals, juniper berries, orange zest, coriander and few others. It is said to done according to many hundreds years old receipt, but it propably is just a marketing story. 35cl bottle bought from Selver at 6.99€.
Nose is very light and neutral, there are just a hint of juniper and lemon zest. Taste is very basic gin, light, hint of juniper, coriander. There is a small alcohol bite, also some bitterness on aftertaste. Overall it’s very thin and light gin. Anyway it’s just what you can get from bottom-self gin with very cheap price.