The Borders Distillery
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Hints of pear drops and dry almonds with a touch of marzipan and jasmine.
A very creamy gin with a smooth texture that reminds me of coconut milk as well as dry cocoa, followed by hints of orange.
Especially dry on the finish, with flavours of citrus and coriander with a little oxidised apple.
A notably fragrant gin with a particular dry nuttiness that would lend itself well to a French 75.
Damp, mossy rain forests, earthy and slightly woody with savoury elements, then a heap of herbaceous vegetation follows with a mellow fruitiness.
Oily and rich with nuts, almonds, walnuts and nutmeg, warm spices and soft stone fruits.
Buttery smooth, long and gentle with a hint of chamomile, vanilla and a tiny touch of liquorice.
A mild and mellow gin despite its fairly high alcohol content. Add tonic and garnish with a chestnut skewer or vanilla pod.