Fifty-Seven Smoked Sipping Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Luxurious smoked notes: cured ham, Applewood smoked cheese, and hickory smoke; there’s a touch of sweetness, but salinity, too.
Initial smoke and salted caramel is followed by lapsang souchong and smoky bacon, before crisp and definitive notes of juniper highlighted by coriander citrus.
A lingering oiliness with a clean, crisp smokiness and touch of toasted wood.
A true harmony between smoke and gin flavours. It would make a kick-ass Negroni.
Sweet smoke, like maple-cured barbecued meats. Rich lemon peel citrus.
A touch of juniper at first, then a beautiful marriage of sweet and smoky: honey-cured ham, maple-glazed ribs with lemon squeezed over, and a touch of paprika.
Smoky and lingering, like sitting next to a smouldering barbecue with residual meat fats and a lemon roasting on the coals.
A brilliant gin that hides its ABV well. This deserves to be appreciated as it is, just sipped over ice.