Price Per Bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith – 6.8
Nose: Bold, creamy vanilla and green leafiness of spearmint. Crisp apple.
Palate: A very creamy and bold gin. The mint mixes with light notes of menthol pepper and green, oily juniper notes are combined with a damp earthiness.
Finish: More menthol is accompanied by a tingle from the alcohol, but sadly, the finish is a bit shorter than I’d like.
Comments: An interesting and unique gin with good interplay between bitter and sweet. Suited to drinks that work with a more contemporary style of gin.
Felicity Murray – 8.9
Nose: Hugely herbal and earthy. Juniper is very evident along with a cacophony of rich warm spices and aromatic herbs, along with a backing of citrus.
Palate: Bittersweet citrus notes now kick in, balancing nicely with the juniper, rosemary, ginger and cumin.
Finish: Long and dry with plenty of peppery spice and citric sparkle.
Comments: Being crammed full of traditional gin botanicals and having a high ABV, it certainly hits the mark and is spot on for mixing with a classic or aromatic tonic water.