Shed 1
Festive Tipple
Shed 1 Distillery

ABV: 43%
Country: England
Style: Contemporary 
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53) 

David T. Smith7.8 

Nose: Gentle spice – nutmeg, cassia, cinnamon quills with cardamom, vanilla and sweet orange. Christmas cookies or Easter buns.

Palate: Candied citrus peel and raisin, caramelised with brown sugar. The festive spice subsides and classic gin flavours of juniper and coriander follow.

Finish: More raisin spice, heading towards flambéed Christmas pudding. The spirit is a touch aggressive.

Comments: A pleasant balance between gin and spice, but a touch too short at the end. Would be worth trying in a Gin Alexander.

Felicity Murray7.8 

Nose: Warm Christmas spices come to the fore with coriander, cardamom and cloves, plus soft brown sugar mixed with sweet floral notes.

Palate: A rounded, spicy and full-bodied mouthfeel with a nutty edge.

Finish: Smooth, slightly curried and of medium length.

Comments: For me, it lacks sufficient juniper, acidity and fruitiness to give it balance. However, it’s a smooth, pleasant and easy to drink gin. I’d serve with tonic in a bowl glass full of ice with a stick of cinnamon and a few cardamom pods.

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