London Dry Gin
The Chelsea Gin Co.
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith – 9.3
Nose: Juniper jumps from the glass with bright, resinous and invigorating aromas. Fans of classic gins will love this from the offset.
Palate: The traditional profiles continues on the palate, ticking all of the boxes: juniper, citrus, and spice. This is dry, with a gentle alcoholic power behind it.
Finish: A little sweetness, followed by a lingering earthy pepper – clean and lasting.
Comments: A textbook example of a classic Gin Tonic gin. Faultless – difficult to beat.
Felicity Murray – 8.7
Nose: Big and juniper driven, but well balanced with all the aromas expected from a London Dry – complex and enticing.
Palate: Loses nothing. Balanced, with crisp and juicy citrus playing with the dry, herbal and earthy notes.
Finish: Could be longer, but clean and fresh.
Comments: Serve with ice, lime or grapefruit, topped with tonic, or in a classic cocktail such as a dry martini, to allow all those traditional botanicals to shine through.