Isle of Skye
Misty Isle Gin
Isle of Skye Distillers
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith – 8.1
Nose: Indulgent, sweet baking spice – cassia, nutmeg and ginger. Overall, the impression given is that of an iced gingerbread man.
Palate: Dry citrus to start, combined with coriander seed, before booming spice, which is both comforting and inviting.
Finish: A spicy finish of red cinnamon and a light, woody pepper.
Comments: An exceptionally spicy gin; sweet and accessible, it would mix well with ginger ale or in an Old Fashioned or Gin Toddy.
Felicity Murray – 8.0
Nose: Tropical fruits with rich fruitcake aromas of sultanas, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and cloves.
Palate: Follows on from the nose – big and bold, creamy, juicy and hugely spicy with cinnamon and sweet Italian panettone cake.
Finish: Very long and satisfying, warm, sweet and buttery with all the flavours lingering.
Comments: ‘Love ‘em or hate ‘em’ spices. Garnish a G&T with a complimentary cinnamon stick or balance the mix with slice of orange.