London Dry Gin
Price Per Bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T Smith – 8.1
Nose: A clean and crisp nose of bright, piney juniper accompanied by a soft earthiness and then a sweet duskiness akin to cocoa powder.
Palate: Lots of earthiness upfront – soft and sweet liquorice root and a gentle, floral note of violet, similar to orris root. This gradually develops into a lively citrus flavour.
Finish: Lime with a little lemon and a touch of resinous pine.
Comments: A crisp and refreshing gin, well-placed to be mixed with tonic or soda water.
Felicity Murray – 8.6
Nose: Piney juniper notes to the fore with ripe citrus fruits and rooty botanicals – orris, cassia bark and angelica.
Palate: Gentle and well rounded, full of juicy citrus flavours. Well balanced and refreshing.
Finish: Long with lemon and lime at first, then an additional mix of grassy, herbal flavours.
Comments: A very well made gin. Easy to drink and perfect for gin based cocktails such as a classic dry martini. If taken long, try with a light or Mediterranean tonic and a sprig of rosemary.