David T. Smith Issue 10 Phoebe Calver Recommended Tastings

Edinburgh Gin – Watermelon & Lime


Edinburgh Gin

Watermelon & Lime

Ian Macleod Distillers


ABV: 40%
Country: Scotland
Style: Flavoured 
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide


David T. Smith

Nose
Floral and fruity with aromas of Turkish delight, a zing of lime and succulent watermelon sorbet, before a hint of vanilla cake batter.

Palate
Soft sweetness is nicely balanced by the other elements of the gin: creamy spice such as nutmeg and cinnamon, followed by the freshness of cut watermelon.

Finish
A bright, zesty finish with lemon, lime and a hint of grapefruit. A lingering spiciness of cardamom and ginger.

Comments
A lovely example of a flavoured gin. A fine choice for a Gin & Tonic.

Score

9.0


Phoebe Calver

Nose
Fresh – that punchy lime is making the sides of my tongue water, really nicely balanced with delicate juicy watermelon.

Palate
I’m craving Turkish delight. Like biting into a slice of watermelon before that zesty lime cuts right through and stops everything becoming too sweet.

Finish
I like that there is some light spice cutting through these strong fruity flavours. It’s a bit special.

Comments
I’d like to knock this up into a bit of a punch, ready for those summer picnics I’m already craving!

Score

9.2


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