£21-40 David T Smith England Felicity Murray Gin Issue Two Tastings

Durham Distillery – Durham Gin

Durham Distillery 
Durham Gin 
Durham Distillery

ABV: 40%
Country: UK 
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide

David T. Smith – 7.6

Nose: Vegetal and slightly green with notes of celery stalk and fresh leaves, with coriander and lemon in the background. 

Palate: The gin has a soft and elegant mouthfeel with an initial earthy, sweet flavour of liquorice root followed by soft spice and lemon thyme.

Finish: Sweet, lingering spice with some butteriness and, at the end, notes of violet.

Comments: A soft and subtle gin that is easy to sip and would make a lovely Dry Martini with a lemon twist.

Felicity Murray – 7.8 

Nose: Spicy notes of ginger, anise and cumin and a dusting of angelica, underlying subtle aromas of citrus fruits and fresh mixed herbs. Delicate and complex.

Palate: Quite dry and crisp with traces of mixed spice, pepper, lemon zest, apples
and pears. 

Finish: Custard cream tart and a little lemon barley linger, but only for a short while.

Comments: The subtle flavours of this gin would make it a good choice for a newcomer to gin and G&Ts. It would also work well in an Aviation cocktail.

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