Speyside Distillers Company
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
A tad spirituous, followed by soft floral notes and piney citrus.
A good mouthfeel with a lime and mineral character that is also resinous with plenty of juniper and green leafiness. The woody earthiness of angelica root develops over time.
A light oiliness on the finish with notes of black pepper and a gradually building intensity and heat that lingers at the end.
A crisp, leafy gin with lots of flavour that is well-suited to a Gin & Tonic or perhaps a Gimlet.
Floral notes combined with lemon and lime. Behind is freshly chopped ginger.
Vibrant lime and more ginger. Both sweetness and spice. Red berry and juniper is present, expressed with fresh pine and a gentle woodiness. Gradually savoury and herbal, perhaps thyme? Slight bitterness at the end.
Long, herbal and with that gingery spice prickling the tip of the tongue.
This one’s bursting with life and flavour. The flavours present are well expressed and truly quite impressive.