Navy Strength Gin
Style: Navy Strength
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
David T. Smith – 8.8
Nose: Clementine marmalade with bitter orange peel, green juniper and fragrant marigold.
Palate: Initial flavours of coriander citrus followed by mellow, creamy vanilla bean. A dry woodiness followed, before hay- like floral notes and a gentle, tart fruitiness.
Finish: Crisp juniper berries with earthy black pepper.
Comments: A delightful and aromatic gin with the intensity of a Navy Gin, but none of the clichés. A lovely choice for a Gin Tonica.
Felicity Murray – 8.9
Nose: Pine forests merge with the juniper, and citrus fruits then more herbal and floral notes with a touch of lemon grass and chamomile.
Palate: Warm, rich and buttery with Christmas spices. Vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and zesty orange. Well balanced and full of flavour.
Finish: Long smooth and creamy, retaining warmth and flavour.
Comments: Perfect for winter evenings. Serve in a tumbler with ice and a standard tonic water plus a twist of orange peel or a vanilla pod to garnish.