David T. Smith Issue 11 Phoebe Calver Recommended Tastings

Cairngorm Gin – Scottish Highland Gin

Cairngorm Gin

Scottish Highland Gin

Cairngorm Gin Company Ltd

ABV: 43%
Country: Scotland
Style: Contemporary 
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: UK

David T. Smith

Exotic notes of chocolate-covered candied stem ginger with oily and aromatic citrus notes. 

A thick, silky texture that coats the mouth. Plenty of ginger up front, as well as lemongrass and citrus peel. A slight, sweet creaminess develops with hints of vanilla and some chocolate. 

A long, lingering finish of leafy citrus and lemon verbena. 

A rich and indulgent gin that is quite sippable on its own, but would also make a smashing Martini with a twist of lemon thrown in.



Phoebe Calver

This is really intriguing. A mouth-watering citrus wrapped up in a chocolate parcel – think along the lines of whipping the lid off a fancy selection box of milk chocolates. 

The rich chocolatey notes are still there, giving real body to the mouthfeel of this gin. Then it’s time for a cup of honey and ginger tea with a slice of lemon. 

The slice of lemon takes over here, providing a long finish. 

A really intriguing take; I would almost feel guilty adding something to it.



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