David T. Smith Issue 10 Phoebe Calver Tastings

Whittaker’s Gin – Navy Strength

Whittaker’s Gin
Navy Strength
Whittaker’s Gin

ABV: 57%
Country: England
Style: Navy Strength
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Phoebe Calver 7.7

Nose: Imagine putting your head firmly in your kitchen garden’s herb pot. Some really punchy thyme.

Palate: The thyme is still with us, but right behind it is a sweet hint of citrus zest and that well-oiled juniper that we know and love.

Finish: Traditional and botanical-heavy, but it packs a punch with the pine notes still hanging around on the finish.

Comments: There’s plenty of character here. I’d be tempted to test it out in a Negroni and see how it stands.

David T. Smith 7.9

Nose: The tart sweetness of candied fruit peel is followed by a green, leafy stalkiness.

Palate: An intense and oily flavour profile that is simply packed full of character: the sweetness of parma violet sweets is combined with lavender and pine needles.

Finish: Botanical flavours coat the tongue before a long finish with notes of menthol, cedar and black pepper.

Comments: A powerful gin that would stand up well to heavy mixing.

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