Spring Bay Distillery
Price per bottle: £££
Phoebe Calver 9.0
Nose: Straight away you’re hit with light juniper notes, wrapped up in wild flowers.
Palate: Sweet juniper first, that warms with every sip. The delicate wild flower notes have become quite heavily perfumed, but don’t overwhelm thanks to a dash of anise that gives a little spice.
Finish: Despite all that happened on the palate, the finish is relatively delicate and rounds out with the spice of the aniseed.
Comments: It really takes you on a journey. I’d love to try this out in a what I imagine would be a killer Negroni.
David T. Smith 9.2
Nose: Resinous and fresh aromas of juniper and pine. Earthy angelica intermingles with delightful cocoa.
Palate: A refined spirit with a nuanced, but graceful character that gradually builds in complexity. Classic notes of juniper, coriander and angelica are accompanied by a leafy herbality.
Finish: A finish of mint choc-chip ice cream and some little cinnamon doughnuts.
Comments: Fun and flavoursome. I’d like to try it in a creamy cocktail such as a White Cargo or a refreshing Gin Alexander.