Barrel Reserve Gin Cabernet Sauvignon
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.8
Nose: Gentle spices including cinnamon and nutmeg. A dash of ginger too. Fresh florals and vanilla.
Palate: Juniper, coriander and citrus, before the cask influence takes over. Sweet with vanilla and candied ginger. Orange oil and peel. Gets a little peppery.
Finish: Long with the prickling sensation and more of the orange oil.
Comments: Classy stuff. A great example of cask matured gin. A sipper for sure. For the cocktail inclined, the orange note will serve a Negroni perfectly.
David T. Smith – 8.6
Nose: Rich, deep, and fruity with the sweetness of a port or sherry. Spiced aromas and a resinous quality.
Palate: A luxurious mouthfeel. Sweet with vanilla and cinnamon, and gradually reveals botanical complexity. Cherries and other red berries are joined by hints of orange peel.
Finish: Lingering notes of toffee and wood, with resinous cedar and black pepper.
Comments: A great example of a balanced, matured gin. This would be pleasant to sip over ice or mixed in a Sweet Martini.