Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Plump red berry notes – apple and blackberry with strawberry sherbet and a subtle, green leafiness.
Sweet, confectionery red fruit, reminiscent of fruit pastilles; this develops into notes of violet and dry earthiness.
Warm, with the spirit coming through, before a slight, creamy raspberry note.
Restrained on the juniper with berry notes taking the lead; the alcohol needs more balance.
This clear liquid surprises with subtle sweet red fruit that overrides juniper and traditional botanicals.
The traditional flavours are there, but sweeter, more delicate notes of summer berries come through to give a full and juicy mouthfeel. This is a nicely balanced gin.
All these flavours stay on the palate to give a long, dry, finish with a hint of raspberries.
I would serve over ice and muddled raspberries then topped with tonic, or in a classic dry martini garnished with a blackberry.