Premium Dry Gin
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T Smith – 9.0
Nose: Fresh peel – a combination of lemon and lime – and the sweetness of fruit jellies. It bursts forth from the glass, engaging and inviting.
Palate: Superb mouthfeel with an oiliness that coats the tongue. Citrus – vibrant and lively, balanced by luscious leafy notes and earthy pine.
Finish: Resinous, with mint combined with residual citrus and a touch of black pepper.
Comments: A crisp and invigorating gin: easy to sip, but would also work exceptionally well with tonic water and plenty of ice.
Felicity Murray – 9.1
Nose: Earthy, wet pine forests and woodland vegetation, mixed with grassy aromas, wild flowers and just a trace of juniper.
Palate: Fresh fruity flavours emerge with peppery spices and garden herbs. Complex and a touch dry.
Finish: Smooth, earthy, woody and herbal.
Comments: Although it has a high ABV this gin is nevertheless smooth, complex and well balanced. The flavours are robust and cry out to be mixed with vermouth in a classic Martini with olive garnish, or simply with tonic and a slice of grapefruit.