The Chilgrove Sprits Company
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Grass with the earthy woodiness of angelica. Soft and relatively quiet, with the whiff of marzipan.
Restrained with a good character that ticks all of the basic gin boxes. The earthy sweetness of liquorice with the faintest hints of violet and maybe even rose.
Dry and slightly vegetal. The full force of the spirit comes through, leaving a glowing warmth on the tongue.
A well-made, earthy gin with some sweetness, too; would work well in an Aviation.
A big floral hit with orris, roses, lavender and honeysuckle, along with juniper, mixed with spicy notes of nutmeg and coriander.
Instantly it feels rich and oily in the mouth with warm spicy flavours mingling with pear drops and tropical fruits. There’s a nice balance of fruitiness, earthiness and spiciness.
Long, creamy and warming with apple pie and custard to finish.
Dare to serve as a G&T in a large bowl glass with a ball of ice. Add a red chilli pepper to garnish.