Mediterranean Dry Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Aromatic with bold, sweet spice: star anise, nutmeg, and cardamom; similar to Christmas cookies.
Spicy with a balanced sweetness and an oily texture. Orange and coriander, followed by a resinous combination of juniper and menthol pepper.
The warming pepper continues onto the finish, accompanied by anise, reminiscent of aniseed ball sweets.
A complex gin with lots of spice that would make it well-suited to mixing with ginger ale or tonic for a festive drink.
Big hit of liquorice along with angelica and a woody note. There’s an aroma of fresh lemon and a sweet, floral smokiness.
Opens with a liquorice hit, before a subtle piney juniper. Wormwood develops before it’s lightened up by citrus and lavender.
Long, with a menthol freshness, with a warming smoke.
A flavour sensation and exposition of earthy notes. I’d mix with Mediterranean tonic to enhance the earthy notes. It would make a great grown-up twist on the Martini.