Rare Dry Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Clout. Heft. Weight. This carries all of the above. Juniper forward – pine and wet leaves. Finally a little floral and citrus brightness comes through. Liquorice.
The citrus takes over initially here – bitter lemon and lime zests. Pepper brings a bit of spice to level out the sweetness. Faint flesh of lemon.
Drying to say the least. More of the citrus stays with you.
A gin that celebrates its botanicals by allowing them to sing. Could add something to a Martini.
Prominent juniper, mixed in with an earthy hit. Some citrus there with a fresh kick at the end.
Floral, lightly warming across the tongue. A subtle peppery, menthol hit, pretty sweet and zesty.
Fresh feeling is like a light menthol, leaves mouth feeling like you’ve just hit the mouthwash hard. Very dry throughout.
Reminds me of raiding my granddads stash of mint humbugs.