Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Complex and aromatic with the dry berry notes of lingonberry and a dash of almond, as well as honey and coca leaf.
The dryness follows on the palate – it’s almost astringent, but that’s the character of lingonberry. Plenty of juniper and pine, before a peppery leafiness somewhat like rocket leaves.
Bitter woodiness before almond and lingering cedar-pine.
A bold gin that would work well in sweeter drinks, as well as being a great choice for a Gin & Tonic or perhaps a Gin Collins.
This is intriguing – red berry sweetness and a little spice that I can’t quite place yet.
This is incredibly dry, with the red berry coming through as cranberry and throwing in a slight bitterness that isn’t unpleasant. The juniper appears just on time, with a hint of freshly crushed black pepper giving it some heat.
That bitterness from the berries is yet to subside on this nicely long finish.
For me, this would work best in a sweet cocktail that matches the bitterness of the berry notes.