Spring Bay Distillery
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
David T. Smith
Resinous and fresh aromas of juniper and pine. Earthy angelica intermingles with delightful cocoa.
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.
A finish of mint choc-chip ice cream and some little cinnamon doughnuts.
Fun and flavoursome. I’d like to try it in a creamy cocktail such as a White Cargo or a refreshing Gin Alexander.
Straight away you’re hit with light juniper notes, wrapped up in wild flowers.
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.
Despite all that happened on the palate, the finish is relatively delicate and rounds out with the spice of the aniseed.
It really takes you on a journey. I’d love to try this out in a what I imagine would be a killer Negroni.