Cannonball Navy Strength
Ian Macleod Distillers
Style: Navy Strength
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith – 8.1
Nose: Citrus and spice with aromas of pine forests and the buttery notes of filo pastry.
Palate: Coriander upfront – bright and zesty – followed by oily floral notes of pine and lavender. A gentle, sweet sappiness.
Finish: A long, lingering finish that is crisp with green, piney notes and resinous juniper berries.
Comments: A clean navy strength gin that really opens up when mixed and has a good juniper-forward style.
Felicity Murray – 7.9
Nose: Juniper cuts through the alcohol first, followed by black pepper, ginger, cinnamon and citrus fruits. Some floral notes develop along with rosemary and mint.
Palate: The high alcohol content is very evident at first but after the initial burn the flavours bounce back to deliver a nicely balanced, traditional gin that coats the mouth with juicy fruits, herbs and spices.
Finish: Clinging, juicy and warm.
Comments: Oozing with flavour, will hold it’s own mixed in long drinks and cocktails.