£21-40 David T Smith Felicity Murray Gin Ireland Issue Three Tastings

St Patrick’s – Sloe and Honey Gin

St Patrick’s 
Sloe and Honey Gin
St Patrick’s Distillery

ABV: 40%
Country: Ireland 
Style: Flavoured Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide

David T. Smith – 7.4

Nose: Bright cherry and sloe berries: plump, juicy and indulgent with the promise of a delicious spirit.

Palate: Piney juniper, with bold botanical notes followed by tart, slightly bitter nutty sloe berries. Oxidation adds dryness.

Finish: Dry and very slightly astringent with the tart flavour of sloes that lingers for minutes afterwards.

Comments: A dry sloe gin, which, as a consequence, has great potential to be mixed in drinks without making them sickly. Particularly good with bitter lemon.

Felicity Murray – 8.9

Nose: Not hugely aromatic at first but some berry and honey aromas creep through the earthy gin base.

Palate: Subtle, smooth, honeyed and spicy with ginger and dried fruits giving it a warm and satisfying mouthfeel.

Finish: Long, dry and warming with a pleasant and delicate sweetness. 

Comments: The natural tartness of the sloes is nicely balanced by just a touch of honey making this a great for sipping or mixing in a long drink. Try with ginger ale and a squeeze of lemon or lime.

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