Ian Macleod Distillers
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Aromatics of coriander and lemon zest along with a sweet, floral earthiness.
Earthy liquorice upfront, followed by oily coriander that adds citrus and a little spice. There are also some drier notes of angelica.
Residual juniper to finish, with its green notes mixing with the sweet earthiness and a final flash of spice.
A good all-rounder that would stand up well to a variety of the gin cocktail canon.
Traditional botanicals each vying for attention. Juniper, citrus and floral notes join earthy roots along with spice. Complex and complete.
All this carries onto the palate. A delightfully smooth and creamy mouthful packed with sweet and juicy berries and sharp citrus fruit balanced by a peppery edge.
Long, citrusy sweet and smooth.
Well-balanced and approachable. Serve in a dry martini, or with tonic and ice with a garnish of summer edible flowers.