Spirit of Harrogate
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Plump, fruity gooseberry aromas with a sprinkle of lemon citrus.
Floral notes to start, including violet and rose, followed by mellow, jammy gooseberry flavours.
Some alcohol and a lingering tingle of tart gooseberry.
Solid flavours of gooseberry are balanced with other botanical notes. I think this would work well in a Gin Fizz.
Some classic gin notes; juniper and coriander. However, the star is the fruit flavours of grapefruit, rhubarb and gooseberry.
More tart gooseberries upfront, there’s a solid, more classical background with juniper, coriander and eventually lemon peels. Elderflower note. Fruit compliments the classic rather than overpowering.
Lingering and a little tart.
Some good balance and would work nicely with a tonic that lightens the floral notes.