Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 12 Recommended Tastings

Manly Spirits – Lilly Pilly Pink Gin


Manly Spirits

Lilly Pilly Pink Gin

Manly Spirits Co.


ABV: 40%
Country: Australia
Style: Flavoured
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide


David T. Smith

Nose
Crisp, juniper-forward pine aromas. with the dry fruitiness of cranberry and some gentle spice. 

Palate
Exceptionally dry. Gentle floral notes are joined by dry, lightly acidic berry flavours – reminiscent of cloudberry or lingonberry – with a sparkle of pine. 

Finish
Dry with more pine and a gradual increase in notes of menthol pepper. 

Comments
This gin’s minimal sweetness makes it unusual for a flavoured gin, but it’s nonetheless full of flavour; I’d recommend this for a Dry Martini.

Score

8.3


Bethany Whymark

Nose
Sweet strawberry – freeze-dried or powdered – with juicy raspberries and a touch of vanilla. It’s also creamy, like indulgent strawberry patisserie. 

Palate
Sweet soft red fruit notes are still front and centre, but there’s a dry rosé wine character keeping the sweetness in check.

Finish
Juniper brings down the sweet fruit to a deliciously dry finish; lemon juice squeezed over freshly cut fruit. 

Comments
 A grown-up fruity gin. It could make a lovely cocktail with a sparkling rosé wine and a little strawberry purée.

Score

9.0


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