David T Smith Felicity Murray Gin Issue Six Tastings

Salcombe Gin – Arabella

Salcombe Gin
Arabella 
Salcombe Distilling Co.

ABV: 46%
Country: UK 
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££££
Availability: Worldwide

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.

 

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