Kaffir Lime Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Bold, aromatic lime: a combination of the juice, peel and lime leaves that results in a beautiful complexity.
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.
An oily bitterness before the green, leafy notes of lime come through and linger on the finish.
If you want a lime-forward gin, then this is for you! Naturally, it would make a magnificent Gimlet.
This is all-out zesty lime.
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.
The lime is still there, but is matched by some calming herbaceous notes.
I feel like it would be rude not to put this in a Gimlet!