Sonoma Brothers Distilling
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Strawberry mousse with whipped vanilla cream, Shiraz grapes and apple brandy.
Toasted barley and vanilla with baked custard. Plump blackberry and raspberry notes, before lightly oxidised, freshly cut apple and pear with the sweetness of lemon candy.
A sweet earthiness with violet and liquorice and a pine needle tingle.
A mashup between the soft, sweet berry notes and crisp, dry orchard fruit; might be better as two separate gins rather than a single one.
Damp forests and wet grass, juniper, liquorice root and black pepper, plus a hint of chamomile flowers, stewed apples and sliced melon
Creamy and soft with a mix of spiciness and sweetness and just a hint of fruitiness.
Short but honeyed and smooth.
For me this lacks the freshness of citrus fruits but it is a very pleasant drink and smooth enough to enjoy neat over ice with a slice of apple.