The Captain’s Wife
Welsh Sisters Ltd
Price per bottle: ££
Phoebe Calver 7.9
Nose: Really rich fruit hits home initially, before integrating a little earthy note of liquorice into the mix.
Palate: The earthy liquorice plays nicely into the strong juniper here, before it is taken over by the jammy scooped-out contents of fig and maybe a little cassia in there.
Finish: Thanks to the liquorice notes, there’s a lingering warmth.
Comments: An enjoyable all-rounder here – I think I’d like to keep it simple by adding a little tonic to the party.
David T. Smith 7.8
Nose: An initial wave of jammy citrus, reminiscent of lemon syllabub, is followed by a cake batter-like spice and some earthiness.
Palate: A light character with dry juniper and earthy notes with a touch of sweet chocolate. There’s a lightweight, spicy oiliness that complements the gin’s plump texture.
Finish: A lingering juniper that lasts for a good while with a gentle tickle of warmth.
Comments: A refined gin in a very classic style; well matched to a Dry Martini with a single olive.