David T Smith Felicity Murray Gin Issue Six Tastings

Makar – Original Dry Gin

Makar 
Original Dry Gin 
Glasgow Distillery

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

David T Smith – 8.2 

Nose: Bold, floral and slightly stalky, like a vase of freshly-cut flowers.

Taste: Sweet rose to start, followed by lemon balm, verbena, and lemongrass. A particularly complex and multi-layered flavour profile.

Finish: More leafy citrus along with warm cedar and a touch of zest.

Comments: A powerful gin with plenty of character and ability to stand up to mixing; lovely in a Negroni.

Felicity Murray – 8.7 

Nose: Hugely herbaceous with mint, parsley, thyme, rosemary and sage along with a touch of savoury fennel. A whiff of citrus surfaces, along with sweet liquorice and honeysuckle.

Palate: Bold and oily with all the herbal elements bursting through with a bite of citrus and warm, peppery spice. Earthy flavours follow.

Finish: Warm and spicy with tangy orange and sweet stone fruits. 

Comments: Easy to like. Would pair well with a Mediterranean tonic as well as classic light tonics. 

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