Blackberry Flavoured Gin
Whyte & Mackay
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Tart blackcurrant and toasted sugar with menthol leafiness and lemon peel.
An initial creamy sweetness with a smooth mouthfeel and a gentle stickiness leads to flavours of plump blackberry followed by more subtle citrus and spice.
Creamy vanilla and the sweetness of vanilla ice-cream that’s been drizzled with a blackberry coulis.
Distinctive sweetness and just enough juniper and coriander to keep it within the bounds of gin. A lovely gin to enjoy with tonic.
Sweet, confectionary nose, with bubblegum, blueberry jam and a faint juniper note.
So sweet. There’s foam banana amongst the blueberry compote now, bringing an early tropical note, then English country garden with cranberry bringing bitterness. Oily and rich.
Long with blueberry sweetness.
Firmly in the flavoured camp, with just a waft of juniper. A little over-sweet for me neat, however, mixed with lemon tonic it’s definitely enjoyable.