Baron D Gin
Price per bottle: £41-60 (US$54-79)
Availability: Japan, UK, Europe
David T. Smith
Meadow flowers on the nose: soft with a hint of talc, liquorice root and a citrusy sherbert hit.
Notes of white grape are followed by complex floral flavours including jammy hibiscus and hay-like chamomile. There is some gentle sweetness that develops into honeyed juniper.
Lingering with gradually building notes of juniper as well as a fresh, stalky note.
Refined with great complexity: restrained, yet enticing. A great choice for any drink that also uses sparkling wine.
Creamy with a minty note, like fresh muddled mint leaves and buttercream. Tart hedgerow berries and an aniseed hint. Slightly oily juniper there too.
hose aniseed flavours take over: liquorice root, fennel seeds, anise spice, balanced with juniper that comes later in the palate. Very smooth and light.
The liquorice notes hang on with a little alcohol prickle.
Intriguing. Perhaps it would be best just sipped over ice to appreciate that aniseed flavour.