11 Botanical Gin
Musgrave Crafted Spirits
Country: South Africa
Price per bottle: £11-20 (US$15-26)
David T. Smith
Bold and powerful with plenty of spice: clove, mace, and cassia, anise and wintergreen – sweet and aromatic.
Big red cassia upfront with a smooth and pleasant texture. Peanut brittle, before wintergreen and chamomile arrive; sweet, but light with an elegant complexity.
Pine jelly with oily coriander and the mellow complexity of honey roasted cashews.
Quite a sippable gin, with plenty of complexity to explore. A good option for a gin to pair with ginger ale.
Grassy and herbal with hibiscus, lemongrass, bay leaves and Earl Grey tea. There’s just a hint of juniper and some fleshy fruit.
Now the citrus begins to shine through the oily mouthfeel with a gentle balance of zesty lime and soft juicy melon, set off by warm spices.
Soft and juicy with oranges, ginger and vanilla.
An easy to sip gin, but with enough guts to hold its own in a cocktail or G&T.