Small Batch Gin
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
David T. Smith – 7.4
Nose: Bright, leafy citrus with strong coriander aromas. Very aromatic with unfurling floral notes, lemon and gentle cinnamon.
Palate: A thick and creamy mouthfeel with spiced notes and vanilla. Sappy juniper, which quickly develops into succulent green leaves. Lemon balm and verbena, before warm, zesty orange.
Finish: Strong coriander seed and leaf, which is – unfortunately – on the cusp of becoming soapy.
Comments: A bold and leafy gin with a pleasant array of botanical character.
Felicity Murray – 7.9
Nose: Subtle aromas of damp earth and pine forests, followed by green, herbal notes balanced by a refreshing dash of lemon zest.
Palate: Thick and juicy with herbal flavours. Juniper, thyme, basil and coriander leaf are at the fore, then lots of juicy citrus fruit mixed with nutmeg, liquorice and peppery spice.
Finish: Dry with a sharp citrus edge.
Comments: Just as you’d expect. Would work well with a simple wedge of lemon in a classic tonic.