McQueen Gin
Sweet Citrus 
Trossachs Distillery

ABV: 42%
Country: UK 
Style: Flavoured
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide

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.

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