Gnista Floral Wormwood
Gnista is bitter, aromatic and unapologetically intense. This Scandinavian offering is a non-alcoholic masterpiece that truly resembles a fine amaro.
There was a time not too long ago when non-alcoholic spirits were unimaginable, let alone a complex and challenging fine spirit like Gnista’s Floral Wormwood. This contemplating non-alcoholic spirit successfully fills the void for those searching for a full-bodied spirit with a powerful punch of flavor and spices.
What does it taste like?
- Nose: potent floral aroma, dried spices & fruit, oak & citrus notes
- Palate: full-bodied, bittersweet, beet & rhubarb with complex layers from almond, orange, ginger, chamomile, oregano and of course wormwood, long finish that will have your palate begging for more
- Sip on its own with or without ice, this is an acquired taste that you will absolutely fall in love with, plays well with others like tonic and ginger beer.
- Store in dark cool place, once opened drink within 2 months.
Good to know:
- Batched by hand in Sweden
- 500ml bottle
- 30 calories per serving
- 7gr sugar per serving
- All natural
- 0.4% alcohol
Ingredients: Water, Rhubarb Juice, Beet Syrup, Dried Spices & Fruit (Raisins, Ginger, Oak, Wormwood, Chamomille, Black Pepper, Lovage), Infusions made from (Almond, Orange, Oregano, Juniper, Stair Anise, Habanero), Sea Salt, preserved by Sodium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate, Distillates from Botanicals (Orange Peel, Star Anise, Juniper, Rose) Allergen: Almond
I cannot really descibe this drink other than to say it is quite pleasant and usual. I liken it maybe a little like absinthe, but more slightly more bitter. Don't be afraid of this one, it is a winner that just doesn't have anything to compare to.
On the nose it smells a bit of malt, fig and raisin. To taste the raisin comes through more with a fig-like sweetness, a hint of bitter and a ginger-like spiciness even though it doesn't really taste of ginger to me. On ice I feel like the raisin steps out a bit more with a bit more tartness, the bitterness starts to stand out a tad more on ice as well. It's an interesting and decently complex flavor profile. In some ways it reminds me of a dessert sherry. Sweeter and darker in flavor. I can see drinking this as an after dinner digestif. Writing this in late December it also seems to be reminiscent of this time of year. Almost like a spiced cider made with dark fruits and ginger ale.