Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Initial aromas of coriander leaf and a complex array of green and floral citrus alongside an almost pastis-like sweetness.
Excellent texture: oily with anise and fennel upfront before a broader range of spice such as ginger and nutmeg. More coriander follows, with orange and grapefruit.
Lemon verbena and more sweet anise, along with sage and spearmint.
A complex spirit with plenty to explore. It’d be a nice option for a Tuxedo cocktail, but I’m equally happy to sip it neat.
Am I smelling eggnog? Surely not, but I like it. I’m definitely getting a dusting of nutmeg, layered over rich dark berries – here’s hoping that sticks around.
The winter spice continues, but with the added enjoyment of its creamy mouthfeel. The sweetness returns, on the lighter side of stewed dark fruit. A little angelica?
Sweeter here and doesn’t linger on the palate for long.
This has me feeling festive. I wouldn’t want to do a thing to it in my glass.