Devon Dry Gin
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
A herbal opening, with coriander, earthy juniper and a little elderflower.
Juniper is much brighter on the palate and cuts through the herbs. Aniseed and star anise brings dials down the juniper.
Middling length, the satisfying mouthfeel leaves a waxy citrus note.
Balance of flavours is admirable – sweet to savoury. Good classic notes. Looking forward to trying with an elderflower tonic to see if it enhances the note that was found on the nose.
That nose is dreamy, like you’ve just taken a big old breath of fresh spring air… minus the hay fever. Strong sage pushing through, with a little sweetness at the end.
The freshness is still there, grassy and lightly vegetal, with a little light berry fruitiness shining through. There is some aniseed there to give all that light air a bit of punch.
The aniseed spice stays with you.
Lulls you into a false sense of security, before hitting you with the big flavours. I like it.