London Dry Gin: Kingsman Edition
Berry Bros & Rudd
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
David T. Smith – 8.1
Nose: Lemon and orange shortbread – buttery and full of zest, with the dark zest of candied peel and chocolate-covered turkish delight.
Palate: Cracked coriander seed with a little cilantro and a bright zing of citrus that tingles in the mouth with the floral spice of pink peppercorns.
Finish: Violet creams and sweet rose jelly before a sprinkling of pine sugar.
Comments: A powerful spirit packed full of flavour. A good choice for a Negroni.
Felicity Murray – 8.8
Nose: Juniper, spice and the more earthy notes of angelica give way to lighter floral and grassy aromas.
Palate: A mouthful of hot pepper and spice, which eases to reveal a juicy fruitiness and an underlying sweetness.
Finish: Dry, citrusy, spicy and slightly herbal flavours linger providing a great length that’s long and warm.
Comments: A balanced gin with a peppery kick. G&T-friendly, but with enough spiciness to stand up for itself in a cocktail. Garnish with
a stick of liquorice or a sprig of lavender.