Premium Dry Gin
Country: New Zealand
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Delicate floral rose and hibiscus before jammy berry fruit. Indulgent spiced waxy vanilla and tonka bean, before citrus.
Spicy, with the zesty spice of cracked coriander seed. Dry wood follows, before green leafy notes and pine needles, reminiscent of morning dew. Builds to citrus.
Long and lingering, helped by the ABV. Citrus peel and leaf combines with a green stalkiness; zesty and fresh.
A bold spirit, but doens’t overpower. Would make a different but enjoyable Negroni.
An initial powerful hit of juniper, coriander seed, cardamom and zingy lemon zest. Left to breathe a while, some herbal and dusty, earthy notes emerge.
The alcohol needs to be diluted for the bold flavours of citrus and spice to be appreciated. Tangerines, oranges and lemons mingle with herbs and pepper.
Bitter orange marmalade, with a pinch of black pepper.
This citrusy gin is perfect for mixing in cocktails such as a Negroni, but would be delicious with tonic and a twist of orange peel.