David T Smith Felicity Murray Gin Issue Six Tastings

William Kerr’s – Borders Gin

William Kerr’s 
Borders Gin 
The Borders Distillery

ABV: 43%
Country: UK
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

David T Smith – 8.1 

Nose: Hints of pear drops and dry almonds with a touch of marzipan and jasmine.

Taste: A very creamy gin with a smooth texture that reminds me of coconut milk as well as dry cocoa, followed by hints of orange.

Finish: Especially dry on the finish, with flavours of citrus and coriander with a little oxidised apple.

Overall: A notably fragrant gin with a particular dry nuttiness that would lend itself well to a French 75.

Felicity Murray – 7.8 

Nose: Damp, mossy rain forests, earthy and slightly woody with savoury elements, then a heap of herbaceous vegetation follows with a mellow fruitiness.

Palate: Oily and rich with nuts, almonds, walnuts and nutmeg, warm spices and soft stone fruits. 

Finish: Buttery smooth, long and gentle with a hint of chamomile, vanilla and a tiny touch of liquorice.

Comments: A mild and mellow gin despite its fairly high alcohol content. Add tonic and garnish with a chestnut skewer or vanilla pod.

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