David T. Smith Felicity Murray Issue One Tastings

Indian Summer – Saffron Infused Gin


Indian Summer

Saffron Infused Gin

Duncan Taylor


ABV: 46%
Country: Scotland
Style: Contemporary 
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide


David T. Smith

Nose
Fragrant saffron, floral and slightly earthy, with sandalwood and jasmine. Full of juniper; bright and resinous, with a glance of citrus.

Palate
Clean and crisp, full of nuances. Not overpowered with botanical flavour, but is balanced. Classical notes are overplayed with perfumed saffron.

Finish
Light cracked black pepper and lingering saffron, mixed with vanilla, orange and clove. Dry. Delightful.

Comments
Superbly made. Interesting character that complements rather than overwhelms. Great choice for any drink.

Score

9.1


Felicity Murray

Nose
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.

Palate
Big, warm and spicy with cinnamon, peppercorn, juniper and orange zest. A suprisingly smooth gin for such a high ABV.

Finish
Satisfyingly long, dry and spicy with a hint of that promised saffron.

Comments
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.

Score

8.4


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