York Gin Company Ltd
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Luscious fruit with the creamy character of strawberries. Some dryer fruit aromas, too, and a slight acidity.
Extremely creamy on the palate – just like blackberries and clotted cream: rich and indulgent. There are also spiced notes. There’s a good balance of sweetness; just enough to bring out the fruit flavours.
A dry finish – this is where the gin character resides – with a prickle of warmth.
With its creamy character, I’d love to try this in a punchy Gin Alexander.
Summer fruits macerated with sweet sherry: creamy strawberries, plums and blackcurrants. Cinnamon-stick spice with a tiny spritz of grapefruit zest.
Those fruits get juicier, like the juices left behind in the dish of a baked fruit cobbler and with touches of the sweet cobbles. A hint of waxy juniper.
The fruits fade out with a warming plum and orange note.
I’d love to mix this with a splash of Cava and orange bitters to tease out some of those heavy fruit flavours.