Shed 1 Distillery
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Gentle spice – nutmeg, cassia, cinnamon quills with cardamom, vanilla and sweet orange. Christmas cookies or Easter buns.
Candied citrus peel and raisin, caramelised with brown sugar. The festive spice subsides and classic gin flavours of juniper and coriander follow.
More raisin spice, heading towards flambéed Christmas pudding. The spirit is a touch aggressive.
A pleasant balance between gin and spice, but a touch too short at the end. Would be worth trying in a Gin Alexander.
Warm Christmas spices come to the fore with coriander, cardamom and cloves, plus soft brown sugar mixed with sweet floral notes.
A rounded, spicy and full-bodied mouthfeel with a nutty edge.
Smooth, slightly curried and of medium length.
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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