The Boatyard Distillery
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
An intricate array of soft meadow flower, followed by a herbal leafiness and celery.
Immediately noticeable is how beautifully integrated the gin is: balanced and super-smooth. Gentle, daisy-like floral notes are accompanied by a sweetness, before bolder, drier juniper.
Zesty coriander and warm orange notes as well as a pinch of spice and more juniper.
A superbly crafted spirit: complex, balanced; it ticks all of the boxes. Great
to enjoy on the rocks or in a range of
Earthy and root-like. Angelica and damp forests are followed by nutmeg, liquorice and grains of paradise.
Thick, oily and powerful, yet subtle in character with juniper, coriander seed, angelica mingling with fresh lime and green herbs.
A lingering hint of citrus peel and resinous pine, oily and clean if a little short.
Serve over ice with an aromatic tonic and a twist of lime peel or try in a classic Negroni (equal parts red vermouth, Campari and gin).