The Lakes Gin
The Lakes Distillery Co.
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
A lively citrus nose accompanied by hazelnut and a wisp of smoked paprika.
A juicy, slightly oily start with a complexity that gradually grows. Very classic in style: a hearty dose of juniper is followed by the punchy citrus pepperiness of the coriander.
Lemon marmalade adds a jammy and slightly sweet finish that lingers on the tongue.
A nicely made example of a traditional London Dry Gin with just enough complexity to capture the attention.
Juniper and lemon peel, before savoury cracked black pepper. A gentle floral hint is in there.
Delivers a robust juniper and orange zest. There’s a creaminess to the mouthfeel that adds a real luxury sensation. Towards the end there’s a pepperiness to it.
The pepper note proves lasting, although there’s a freshness from the juniper as well.
Has a little bit of intrigue too. One of those that you’ll always go back to when looking to make a good G&T.