Released in 2018, this gin is distilled in Goa and incorporates Bengal's famous Gondhoraj lebu peels, as well as Indian bergamot and Nagpur oranges.It was the first Indian gin to receive a Gold-Outstanding medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London in 2020. Following that, it received multiple accolades, including a gold medal in the Gin Master 2021 competition.
This gin with a smoky finish gives you a whiff of the pine forests and wildflowers of the Himalayas. Hapusa is the Sanskrit word for juniper, and this gin uses Himalayan juniper berries, along with raw mango, laced with the distinctive fragrance of Bengal's gondhoraj lemon, and turmeric. The first taste will be tart, with lime and coriander aromas that are complemented by subtle and complex earthy flavours. Its numerous natural elements are all organic and grown utilising fair trade and farming methods. It has won Gold at the International Wines & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2021 where the judges said that it was &ldquoa powerful and wonderfully fragrant gin, with pronounced and complex juniper on the nose. The palate is smooth with citrus and Himalayan juniper working together to create a stunning end-product.&rdquo