David T Smith Felicity Murray Gin Issue Six Tastings

Genièvre de Houlle – Houlle XIV

Genièvre de Houlle 
Houlle XIV 
Distillerie Persyn

ABV: 42%
Country: France
Style: Genever
Price per bottle: £££
Availability: France

David T Smith – 7.5 

Nose: Dark roasted and chocolate-y malt, with wisps of smoke and residual alcohol.

Taste: A deep nuttiness to start with – pecans and brazil nuts – followed by notes of treacle and muscovado that develop into marbled rye.

Finish: Black pepper and menthol cardamom linger long on the finish.

Comments: A potent and bold genever; such a strong character makes it well-suited
for punches.

Felicity Murray – 7.6 

Nose: Powerful, slightly sweet and quite woody with a resinous tang. Aromas of curried spices and roasted almonds come through along with a touch of vanilla, dark chocolate and arrowroot.

Palate: Hot and peppery with malted grain, vanilla, leather, tobacco and just a touch of honey.  

Finish: Dry and long with a sweetish edge.

Comments: More like a whisky in character than a gin, therefore try sipping over ice or mixed in a traditionally whisky-based cocktail such as an Old Fashioned.

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