Strawberry and Black Pepper
Bullards Gin (The Independent Gin Company)
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Bright, creamy strawberry gelato, lemon, succulent leafiness and dry juniper.
Juniper and dried strawberry to start; not too sweet, with a light bitterness.
The richer, fruity notes then unfurl, combined with notes of vanilla ice cream and zesty spice from coriander, lemon and orange.
More citrus, followed by the mellow warmth of black pepper.
A spirit that is thankfully not too sweet, however the rich fruitiness promised on the nose doesn’t quite deliver on the palate.
Musty with a bit of sweet strawberry and soft summer fruits emerging.
Packed with flavours, fiery and piquant. Imparts a juicy, fruity mouthfeel that’s sweet but with a spicy and savoury edge. A light and fresh gin with a pretty rosé hue.
The sweetness lingers behind dry pepper, with vanilla and nutmeg.
Enjoy neat over crushed ice or with a regular tonic water. Garnish with a strawberry or even a vanilla pod.