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FORBES – How Gin-Based Liqueur Pomp & Whimsy Is Attracting Women

…There really wasn’t anything in between gender-neutral and overly girly, with the right levels of femininity, with more of a sort of aspirational brand, as well as product experience,” Nice says.  “I wanted to create something like that, something that didn’t immediately scream ‘I’m for girls.’…

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ROBB REPORT : MUSE – Why We Need Spirits That Are Made for Women’s Palate, MAY 28, 2018

…I want to see a community of women who are trying to create things with women in mind, and who are using the spirits world as a platform for having a place at the table.

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TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE – Spirits Ratings: Pomp & Whimsy, APRIL 2018

Light amber color with a floral nose; nectarous and rich with lovely flavors that hint at honeysuckle, lavender, and roses; this unique sipper truly comes together in the glass.

93 points

 
 
 

CARRA – Research Reveals Men In The Business Of Taste Are At A Disadvantage Compared To Women

…So if you’re a woman in the taste business like Nicola Nice, then you’re technically winning the race, which is not a terrible advantage…

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TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE, JULY 2017

Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur’s glorious botanicals do not mask this spirit—juicy white peaches and pears on the nose diminish any strong juniper or coriander notes with a jasmine kiss. Luscious notes of ginger, McIntosh apple and orange rind vamp the expansive palate.

95 points

— Meridith May

 
 

THE SHARED UNIVERSE - Whitechapel Bartender Goes Global With a Hal Jordan Cocktail, OCTOBER 10, 2018

The San Francisco bartender took top prize at Virgin Atlantic’s cocktail competition…She stirred together a combination of Aviation American GinPomp and Whimsy gin liqueur, Maraschino Luxardo, and lemon bitters.

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VIRGIN ATLANTIC RUBY - World’s Best Bars Serve at the Virgin Atlantic Stand at London Cocktail Week, OCTOBER 4, 2018

The eventual winner was…a cocktail called ‘Hal Jordan’ – a beautiful riff on the classic Aviation. Simple and elegant in presentation, the cocktail will now be rolled out across all our Clubhouses globally.

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TASTINGS.COM - 92 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional, AUGUST 30,2018

A inviting candied floral liqueur packed with confected tropical goodness.

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ANGELENO MAGAZINE, FEAST ISSUE – The Gin Crowd, Pomp & Whimsy feature, JULY/AUGUST 2018 ISSUE

…Meet Pomp & Whimsy, a SoCal-based elevated gin liqueur with bright floral notes that’s potent enough to be sipped on its own, yet light enough to blend with your favorite bubbly…

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BAR BUSINESS MAGAZINE – Q&A with Dr. Nicola Nice, MARCH 2018 ISSUE

...When I talk to women about the concept of gin, just this basic idea of infusing botanicals into a neutral spirit base, it’s very appealing and it even sounds like a feminine idea.

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EVE'S WINE 101 – New To The Roof: Pomp and Whimsy

...I found Pomp & Whimsy at the Rose Bowl’s end zone, a VIP area of the event, and was immediately won over by their unique gin liqueur, both as a single spirit and in a cocktail. So much so that I invited them to join us on the roof...

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ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE, 2018

Exuberant aromas of tropical flowers, lychee, marzipan and overripe peach are attractive. The palate is generous with white cherry compote, vanilla bean and rose petals preserve. Silky and mouth coating texture. The finish has a hint of jalapeño seeds which adds even more complexity.

85 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation

 

WINE ENTHUSIAST – Wine Enthusiast Podcast: Goddesses of the Grape, Part 2

...you just gave a very informative and interesting presentation...that went into great detail about the history of women in terms, of spirit consumption and cocktails. And actually, as you noted, being the one responsible making those beverages for their guests, for themselves, for their husbands, for whomever… I think it’s interesting to note this recent resurgence in a lot of female bartenders.

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VOGUE.COM – What Does It Mean to Make a Craft Gin With Women in Mind?

...I am somewhere else, on vacation perhaps, sitting under an arbor with some girlfriends, figuring out new places to explore...

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LIQUOR.COM – Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur & A Vesper Variation

...And what is a girls’ trip away with two booze nerds without a signature cocktail? This was not a detox vacay, okaaaay. I brought along one of my new favorite discoveries, an exquisite new gin liqueur called Pomp & Whimsy that launched just this past January right here in downtown Los Angeles...

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MAXIM.COM – 13 Delicious Gin and Tonics to Try Right Now

...This gin and tonic highlights the botanicals with Pomp & Whimsy giving it extra floral notes, as well as some added grapefruit,” she says. “Refreshing and bright, perfect for the season...

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DRINKING WITH CHICKENS – Pomp & Frosé

...For the record...I seriously considered dyeing my chicken's 'pomp' hairdo pink for this photo shoot. But that's a level of crazy I haven't yet reached. Yet...

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DRINKING WITH CHICKENS – Mulled Rosé & Whimsy

...Why the 'whimsy'? Because chickens are whimsical, dammit. And also because I added a splash of my favorite liqueur, Pomp + Whimsy to it... If you don't have access to this gorgeous spirit (first of all, remedy that)...

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GREEN JUICE PINK LIFE – The Jetsetter

...As a way to indulge without fear of undoing the day or derailing the next, I created this cocktail...

 

SUGAR AND CHARM – Whippet Cocktail with Pomp & Whimsy

...If you like gin and refreshing drinks, you’ll love this Whippet cocktail and Pomp & Whimsy as the perfect liqueur to add to your bar cart collection!...

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TALES OF THE COCKTAIL - Pomp & Whimsy: a Gin Cordial Created by Women, for Women

...drinking culture has changed, and women are ordering a wide array of spirits, and women today don’t need to have men buy them drinks...

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BEVNET – Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur Targets Female Consumers

...With a new American gin movement in full swing, the doors have opened for gin to take on a variety of new forms beyond the traditional London dry-style...

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