Imagined in Montreal, romeo’s gin celebrates creativity. It is a spirit curated for the non-conformists, those who live life without boundaries and create something for the rest of us to think about. With a unique aromatic signature based on juniper, lavender, cucumber, almond, dill and lemon, romeo’s gin is reminiscent of the first days of spring. Every edition showcases selected artwork from various urban artists, from Montreal and beyond. A percentage of the profits from the sale of each product goes to romeo’s Fund. The Fund is a unique initiative that doesn’t stop at providing financial support, but establishes durable and authentic partnerships with the artists and their projects. romeo’s gin is proud to have its very own urban art museum since 2018,showcasing 24 murals done by 24 Montreal artists, taking place in the industrial staircase of a busy building in the Mile-End neighborhood in Montreal. The first edition of Romeo’s Gin edition showcases one of Montreal’s most exciting artists, Stikki Peaches. His artwork, “Mo’Z”, represents exactly what Romeo’s is: a gin that is both classic and reinvented.
The bouquet is unusual with a strong fruit-forward presence. The aroma of kiwis and honeydew are evident. Top notes aside, there’s a pleasant pine-forward juniper, coriander and citrus rind note. Complex and aromatic, with a comfortable tension between the floral ambitious side and the traditional undertone. An impressive and smooth texture. Silky soft at first sip, it whispers botanically before dialing up both the heat and the botanicals. Cucumber is the leading botanical here. Juniper and a hint of background spice offer contrast. The cucumber is impressively fresh and well presented. It reminds me of a glass of water garnished with a singular circle of cucumber. Pine becomes more prevalent mid-palate. Romeo’s Gin evolves towards the dill/lemon verbena; then some lemon/vanilla frosting, suggestive of iced lemon cake, and finally a gentle note of white cake. Although these notes sound very contemporary, each is quite restrained and subtle on the finish.