Fifty | 50 | Gin
Cask Aged Fifty/50/Gin
House of Macduff
Price per bottle: £££
Sam Coyne – 8.8
Nose: Forward with vanilla and cinnamon. Perhaps one for the whisky lovers?
Palate: PUNCHY. Welcome to spice; vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and the faint sweetness of ginger. Bourbon-gin. The vanilla/juniper hybrid isn’t exactly shy. Honey barley notes then smooth out the edges.
Finish: Long and spicy – as you’d expect from something that’s spent some time in a cask.
Comments: This could really grow on you. For its style, this is some good stuff. Makes an excellent Gin Old Fashioned.
David T. Smith – 9.2
Nose: Soft, aromatic woody notes: oak and spice with pine and juniper, too. Wonderfully inviting.
Palate: Bright gold in colour, with an amazing mouthfeel – thick and luxurious. Initial notes of Crêpes Suzette make way for mellow wood, toffee, and chocolate.
Finish: Botanical notes of citrus and juniper reappear and linger for a long and interesting finish.
Comments: A well balanced product with the wood and botanicals in harmony. A lovely choice to sip on-the-rocks or in a Negroni.