4.2 Citrus Supreme
A. Smith Bowman
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Malty with stewed lemon and green, vegetal notes, followed by sweet, earthy notes: angelica, dandelion and burdock, and sarsaparilla. Mulled wine, too.
Woody anise which brings some pleasant oiliness, followed by wintergreen, rose and orange blossom. This leads onto warmth from citrus oil.
A little resinous pine and an intense, oily citrus that lingers with notes of cilantro.
An intense gin which is slightly disjointed, but will likely stand up well to an American tonic.
Herbal and summer meadow notes along with citrus fruits and a hint of juniper.
Oily with floral notes, orange, nutmeg, cardamom, angelica and bitter almond.
Fiery and nutty, with a slightly aggressive bitter edge and alcohol burn.
This needs to be mixed, either with tonic or in a cocktail, because the alcohol is otherwise too aggressive. That said, its high strength means its flavours will shine through and hold their own in any serve.