Small Batch Gin
Price per bottle ££
Phoebe Calver 8.5
Nose: One sniff of this is like walking into a wholefood store, straight up to the row of crystallised fruits.
Palate: Don’t leave the store just yet; take a right turn into the spices. This is great; the fruits are still there, as is a little bit of pure citrus, combined with some light earthy notes.
Finish: Florality coming through from those delicate spices, lingering nicely.
Comments: Thanks to the variety of flavours in this gin, I wouldn’t want to play around with it all that much. Add a little splash of tonic and sip away.
David T. Smith 8.6
Nose: An exotic and unusual nose with bright citrus, creamy chocolate and a hint of saffron: a true symphony of aromas.
Palate: Succulent and juicy to start, with mandarin and citrus floral notes that develop into a fresh, green leafiness and, finally, some spice.
Finish: Perfumed notes are combined with the aromatic power of saffron that continues long into the finish.
Comments: A complex and powerful gin that would make a refreshingly different gin and tonic and has good Gimlet potential.