The Cardrona Distillery
The Cardrona Distillery New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
David T. Smith
Rich fruit notes with dry grape, freshly cut pear and sweet floral aromas. Perfumed and aromatic.
An exceptionally oily and intense gin with notes of orange peel and orange blossom that are closely followed by jammy fruit and malty, sweet spice.
More oiliness on the finish, which is creamy, with hints of cracked coriander that provide both a little spice and citrus.
A bold gin which is well-matched with wine, whether that be in a Martini or a French ‘75.
A delicious bouquet of floral notes, particularly roses… excuse me one second while I find some antihistamines!
The rose petal notes continue in abundance, but are met with some seriously fragrant citrus, a little like thick-cut orange marmalade.
There’s a little spice poking through on the finish, with the citrus gently rounding things out.
This is full of surprises and to be honest I enjoyed it as it comes, maybe with a little ice.