Cannonball Navy Strength
Ian Macleod Distillers
Style: Navy Strength
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Citrus and spice with aromas of pine forests and the buttery notes of filo pastry.
Coriander upfront – bright and zesty – followed by oily floral notes of pine and lavender. A gentle, sweet sappiness.
A long, lingering finish that is crisp with green, piney notes and resinous juniper berries.
A clean navy strength gin that really opens up when mixed and has a good juniper-forward style.
Juniper cuts through the alcohol first, followed by black pepper, ginger, cinnamon and citrus fruits. Some floral notes develop along with rosemary and mint.
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.
Clinging, juicy and warm.
Oozing with flavour, will hold its own mixed in long drinks and cocktails.