No. 8 Botanical Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Bright and crisp citrus: zesty lime with a touch of jammy raspberry and sweet violets too.
Smooth in texture with oily coriander and black pepper. A sparkle of juniper is followed by green, leafy notes of mint, sage and myrtle.
The zest of the citrus lingers on the finish alongside floral and earthy angelica.
A refreshing gin with a succulence courtesy of its citrus and leafy flavours that makes it well-suited to long drinks such as a Gin & Tonic or Collins.
This certainly woke up my senses with some vibrant citrus notes, mouth-watering lime, like a chopping board full of them.
Incredibly soft on the palate; however, a little coriander seed spice stops it becoming too calm for my tastes. Citrus remains but isn’t as overwhelming as I was expecting.
The lime freshness lingers and is complemented by a little tickle of anise.
The freshness of this drink needs to be enjoyed, perhaps in punchy Fitzgerald cocktail.