Price per bottle: ££
Phoebe Calver 7.7
Nose: Grainy, very grainy, like a Sunday filled with baking. There’s a little baking spice coming through which is cut short by a hint of orange.
Palate: That orange zest doesn’t make too much of itself, but does linger throughout. The palate is heavily juniper-forward, bringing out the earthy and root botanical notes of the gin.
Finish: Smooth and peppery, paying homage to those earthy notes right until the bitter end.
Comments: I think this would make a pretty lethal Negroni.
David T. Smith 7.6
Nose: Pale straw in colour, this has buttery aromas of chocolate, orange and cinnamon cookies.
Palate: Oily in texture with the sweet earthiness of liquorice and angelica root. A gentle warmth in the middle of the palate that leads to notes of juniper and spice.
Finish: Citrus-forward with a floral zestiness that lingers on and on, joined by a light, peppery spice.
Comments: A pleasant gin, albeit a tad aggressive. It would pair well with ginger ale and a slice of lemon and orange.