Kaffir Lime Gin
Price per bottle: ££
Phoebe Calver 8.5
Nose: This is all-out zesty lime.
Palate: Imagine all the sensations that come with using a hand-juicer on a lime: the waxiness, the spritzing mist and juice, it’s all here. The gin glides around your mouth, with just the right amount of spice heat (like a ginger snap biscuit) to counteract the intense citrus.
Finish: The lime is still there, but is matched by some calming herbaceous notes.
Comments: I feel like it would be rude not to put this in a Gimlet!
David T. Smith 8.8
Nose: Bold, aromatic lime: a combination of the juice, peel and lime leaves that results in a beautiful complexity.
Palate: A gin with a very smooth texture and lots of juniper up front before a complex array of citrus peel, a little florality, the warmth of ginger, and lots and lots of zest.
Finish: An oily bitterness before the green, leafy notes of lime come through and linger on the finish.
Comments: If you want a lime-forward gin, then this is for you! Naturally, it would make a magnificent Gimlet.