London Dry Gin
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T Smith – 7.4
Nose: Subtle with subdued cereal notes and delicate earthy aromas of blackberry, raspberry and violet.
Palate: A soft mouthfeel and thick texture that fills the mouth. Notes of freshly popped juniper berries, oily coriander and lemon peel.
Finish: Ginger and lemongrass with black pepper and a lingering menthol spice.
Comments: A delicate but complex spirit that is worth spending time to discover. A good choice for a Diamond Martini.
Felicity Murray – 8.5
Nose: A classic London Dry style, with juniper coming to the fore, backed by zesty citrus fruits, pepper and a hint of spice, and a hint of coriander.
Palate: It has a creamy, rounded and sweet mouthfeel, wit h a mix of spice and root flavours overriding an initial fruitiness.
Finish: Slightly herbal, with a bittersweet edge.
Comments: Would make a good G&T, but try it with a basil flavoured tonic perhaps and a decorative garnish of redcurrants over the glass edge.