Special Reserve Gin
The Welsh Whisky Company
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith – 8.2
Nose: Woodland flowers – aromatic and delicate – accompanied by light spice, in particular cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
Palate: The nutmeg comes through on the palate, along with ginger and cinnamon, reminiscent of moist, spiced sponge cake.
Finish: A gentle sweetness and the flavours of rose cream before a powerful, dry finish.
Comments: A bold and flavoursome gin that will stand up well to mixing; I’d recommend a Negroni with a dash of chocolate bitters.
Felicity Murray – 8.0
Nose: Fresh and gentle with soft citrus fruits and hints of various herbal flowers, rosemary, jasmine and chamomile.
Palate: Elegant and nicely balanced with a light, juicy freshness. Sharp summer fruits and sweet spices mingle with a hint of pine and damp earthy notes towards the end.
Finish: Long, slightly sweet and fruity.
Comments: Simple and delicate. This is a very approachable gin that would work well with a light tonic and a sprig of summer berries.