Griffo Scott Street
Price per bottle: £££
David T Smith – 7.9
Nose: Jammy and fruity notes burst forth from the glass – engaging and inviting.
Taste: Great, rich, green notes of pine and juniper upfront – bright and resinous – followed by some cilantro and black pepper.
Finish: Notes of rose and pine with a little honeyed sweetness at the end of the finish.
Comments: A lively, crisp gin that would work especially well with a herbal tonic water.
Felicity Murray – 8.6
Nose: Angelica, juniper and spruce are at the fore with some herbal and citrus notes, but with a floral edge. The high ABV does not mar its delicate nature.
Palate: Big, bold and oily mouthfeel that’s fairly complex and balanced. Nutmeg and ginger comes through with elderflower and lemongrass.
Finish: Lemon drizzle cake with just a nice gentle warmth.
Comments: Nicely balanced and bold enough to stand up to different mixers. Would go well with a citrus or floral tonic garnished with rosemary.