King Car Group
Price per bottle: ££
Phoebe Calver 7.7
Nose: A little bit like opening up a bar of Fruit & Nut (the big size obviously). Nutty and almost earthy notes at first before a light reminder of juniper.
Palate: We’re back again with the nuts, but it is far smoother than the nose was hinting. Creamy chocolate, with a little honey, or perhaps freshly cooked vanilla cupcakes.
Finish: Ah, some dark fruit trying to break through all of that earthy flavour. It’s not around for long.
Comments: A breakfast gin – not that I’m suggesting you have it over your cornflakes!
David T. Smith 7.6
Nose: Dry and fruity with freshly cut pear and apple along with aromas of butter and dark chocolate.
Palate: The texture is smooth to start, followed by a building warmth. Creamy, melted chocolate is joined by oily fennel and anise before notes of rye bread.
Finish: A relatively short finish with a hint of floral blackberry eau de vie and gentle warmth.
Comments: A perfumed gin with plenty of fruity flavours and a good warmth. It’d work well mixed with fruit juice for a still summer cooler.