Blackcurrant London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Bright, resinous, green juniper notes give this gin an oily character with a hint of woodiness.
The complex juniper notes continue onto the palate with a waxy, almost sticky, piney flavour like freshly cracker juniper. A gentle, floral sweetness develops with violet and raspberry.
Light, creamy spice and a sweetness reminiscent of crème brûlée followed by lingering notes of toasted cedar that coat the tongue.
If you like your gin packed full of juniper, this is for you.
Vibrant from the off, with leafy notes reminiscent of grass right after the rain.
The light juniper notes that were hinted at on the nose emerge cleanly here, again with a fresh woodland hit to the palate that livens up the senses with a little peppery spice.
It hangs around a lot longer that I would have expected, with lingering lightly wooded spice.
A nicely curated gin, with a real kick to it that creeps up on you. I personally would enjoy this in a nice and refreshing gin and tonic.