Salcombe Distilling Co.
Price per bottle: ££££
David T Smith – 8.4
Nose: Fragrant and floral with honeysuckle and orange blossom alongside a crisp leafiness.
Taste: A pleasant interplay between luscious and succulent leafy notes, the fresh zing of citrus, and a gentle menthol spice.
Finish: Tangy grapefruit on the finish, with a little oiliness and a gentle mouthfeel.
Comments: A cleanly distilled and balanced gin: elegant and well-matched for a Martini.
Felicity Murray – 8.5
Nose: Inviting with all the classic gin notes of juniper, pine, a little citrus, but also apple, grape and cucumber.
Palate: Hot and oily due to its ABV. A complex blend with rootier botanicals evident, such as anise and angelica, along with gripping spices.
Finish: Warm and long with vanilla and cinnamon.
Comments: A punchy gin that’s robust enough to form the base of a cocktail, such as a Negroni (equal measures of gin, red vermouth and Campari) garnished with the zest and peel of orange.