David T. Smith Issue 11 Phoebe Calver Tastings

The Dyfi Distillery – Pollination Gin

The Dyfi Distillery
Pollination Gin
The Dyfi Distillery

ABV: 45%
Country: Wales
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Phoebe Calver 8.1

Nose: This is a real mixture of light notes on the nose, predominantly floral, like wildflowers on the forest floor on a summer’s day. 

Palate: Intriguing, the florality is met by strong juniper, as you might expect, followed by dried fruit and caraway seed. 

Finish: This is a bit of a grower, with citrus and gentle heat making itself known for a while. 

Comments: I enjoy the delicacy of this gin, so I’d like to open it up in a G&T.

David T. Smith 8.5

Nose: An array of delicate, sweet floral aromas: daisies, chamomile and waxy meadowsweet; really reminiscent of a summer garden. 

Palate: A light sweetness with notes of vanilla and the gentle spiciness of cassia mixed with a fresh leafiness and a little floral meadowsweet. 

Finish: A gently increasing alcohol heat combined with lingering, oily citrus. 

Comments: A fresh, fun and floral gin with lots of personality. A solid option for a Gin & Tonic, perhaps using an elderflower tonic.

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