London Dry Batch 19/69
Price per bottle: ££
Phoebe Calver 8.1
Nose: I’m already intrigued by this from the first nose – thick-cut homemade marmalade and a handful of parsley picked freshly from your garden.
Palate: Initial hits of the fruity orange marmalade appear, giving a rich mouthfeel. Then it’s back to the herbs with finely chopped parsley and piney juniper giving it the spice.
Finish: Exactly what you would expect: clean cut and lingering.
Comments: This gin will play perfectly when creating a new cocktail menu for your next socially distanced party.
David T. Smith 8.3
Nose: Succulent fruit notes of orange, coriander, and even a little hedgerow fruit. Perfumed and enticing.
Palate: Creamy up front, with a sweeter character that works well with the fruit before moving to more resinous, spicy notes of juniper and coriander.
Finish: A clean finish of black pepper and earthy angelica.
Comments: A gin with a strong flavour profile and that would stand up well to mixing with other strong flavours. I think it would work particularly well with a grapefruit soda.