Reformed Spirits Company
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$ 27-53)
David T. Smith – 8
Nose: Strawberry fruit and leaf, the first punnet of summer. Lemon and lime
Palate: A sweet berry fruitiness with a slightly confected note reminiscent of jellied sweets. The fruitiness moves onto succulent watermelon note and an earthy sweetness.
Finish: Gentle pepper spice and a blend of strawberry and parma violets.
Comments: Fruity and floral is the name of the game with this. It would be good in a Bramble or with iced chamomile tea.
Felicity Murray – 9
Nose: Beeswax, honey and fresh floral scents with grapefruit and lemon aromas and just a hint of peppery spice.
Palate: A light and refreshing gin with a delicate balance of juicy citrus fruits and gentle spices.
Finish: Citrusy and clean. Medium length.
Comments: A pleasant drink. Apart from enjoying with a light tonic with ice and lemon, try in a Tom Collins cocktail: combine 30ml of gin, 15ml lemon juice and 10ml sugar syrup in a tall glass with ice, top up with soda water, stir, and garnish with a lemon slice.