Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith – 8.1
Nose: Perfumed lemongrass and ginger make this an evocative and inviting nose. The aromas really capture the drinker’s attention.
Palate: Soft and oily with sweet cinnamon and the brightness of lemongrass and orange peel. Gentle juniper follows.
Finish: Lingering ginger and lemongrass notes, which last for a good while after drinking.
Comments: A fresh and vibrant spirit that is very smooth. The lemongrass risks overpowering everything else, but just holds off. Great for Gin Tonics.
Felicity Murray – 7.7
Nose: Huge citrusy aromas of lemon and lime, grapefruit and orange zest dominate, with a few herbal notes and a touch of vanilla coming through.
Palate: Initially all the anticipated botanical flavours of a gin are there, but then there’s a sharp burst of zingy, bitter citrus fruits.
Finish: Crisp, dry and slightly acidic. Long and refreshing.
Comments: The fresh citrus flavours of this gin would stand up well to most tonics but try adding an elderflower tonic with torn mint leaves to garnish.