Contemporary Style Old Genever
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Rich, incredibly fruity. Christmas cake with aromas of plump raisins, baking spices, and cherry, too.
A complex profile that develops into notes of fruit loaf with a gentle sweetness: in particular, peach and candied citrus peel.
A long, lingering finish that lasts for minutes with notes of light vanilla and a touch of sappy cedar.
A balanced spirit with a lot of flavour. An absolute joy to sip as the palate opens up and the different characteristics reveal themselves.
Light, bright and fruity. A tropical delight with a lovely undertone of malt.
A gentle mouthfeel. Then huge sweet, spicy notes come to the fore – vanilla, cinnamon and banana with sweet syrup. A little greener as it develops. Citrus tang – lime peels.
Lingering, continuing with the peppery spice and some of that lime-tang.
There’s a lot to like about this. A lot. Some heft too – I think the lime note means it could stand up with some ginger beer in a long drink.