Tiger gin certainly creates an image of a wild and punchy gin, but the name almost never came to be. The trademark was challenged by Heineken, claiming it was too similar to Tiger Beer. (Hopefully Heineken hasn’t heard of Frosties).
Rather than going back to the drawing board, the creator channelled the spirit of the tiger and fought tooth and nail for his territory. In the end David beat Goliath and we have Tiger gin today.
All this aside though does Tiger gin roar when you pour?
Fox’s tasting notes
Like a night-time stroll through a buzzing jungle, you feel the heat of the tiger’s breath on the back of your neck. Despite the heat the breath is sweet and lingers in the air, refreshing and invigorating.
Nose: Refreshing and citrusy
Taste: Warm and peppery with a solid juniper base
Finish: Sweet citrus notes linger
Average Price: £36.80
Tiger gin is certainly a roaring story of one man’s vision against the odds; it’s worth trying alone for its underdog story. It is perhaps priced a little too highly compare to some of its competition and I’m not really sure the gin stands out enough to warrant the bill. Nevertheless price aside it is a fine tasting gin, which opens up nicely with ice and tonic.