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Gin
Willibald Farm Distillery

ABV: 43%
Country: Canada
Style: Cask
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Canada

David T. Smith – 9.2

Nose: Deep, rich malted barley and oats. Woody juniper, cedar and spice; ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Complex and delightful.

Palate: A buttery start, with crème brûlée and toffee yoghurt. A light salinity develops, before coriander and citrus with black and menthol pepper. Earthy roots and baking spice.

Finish: Long and lingering, with crisp juniper, peppermint, chocolate, violet and rose; all reminiscent of posh chocolate cremes.

Comments: Superbly complex and a joy to drink neat and explore. A great sipping gin.

Felicity Murray – 8.8

Nose: Robust and woody with leather, resinous spruce and damp vegetal notes. Ginger, dark chocolate, liquorice, cinnamon, clove, fennel and herbal aromas appear.

Palate: Fiery and spicy. Chocolate, liquorice, anise and rich fruit cake with vanilla, ginger and bitter orange.

Finish: Smooth and creamy with honeyed vanilla, all-spice and chocolate lingering.

Comments: Pale gold in colour from the cask, it could be sipped neat. Otherwise, try a Moscow Mule (50ml gin, 20ml lime juice, mint, ice and ginger beer in a copper mug).

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