Saffron Infused Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Fragrant saffron, floral and slightly earthy, with sandalwood and jasmine. Full of juniper; bright and resinous, with a glance of citrus.
Clean and crisp, full of nuances. Not overpowered with botanical flavour, but is balanced. Classical notes are overplayed with perfumed saffron.
Light cracked black pepper and lingering saffron, mixed with vanilla, orange and clove. Dry. Delightful.
Superbly made. Interesting character that complements rather than overwhelms. Great choice for any drink.
Saffron gives this gin its yellow tint, but it’s not particularly evident on the nose, which is gentle, classical with juniper, angelica and coriander.
Big, warm and spicy with cinnamon, peppercorn, juniper and orange zest. A suprisingly smooth gin for such a high ABV.
Satisfyingly long, dry and spicy with a hint of that promised saffron.
Try it neat over ice, but if preferred, dilute with a light or cucumber flavoured tonic. Add cucumber slices, a wedge of lemon and a big sprig of fresh mint.