Speyside Distillers Company Ltd
Price per bottle: £41-60
Availability: UK, EU
David T. Smith
A muted nose with a touch of soft blossom and a clean, dry crispness. This has a pleasant purity.
A cleanly distilled gin with balanced flavours and well-integrated alcohol. Its character isn’t overwhelming, but what is there is good, with dry notes of pine and a hint of citrus.
Lingering mossy notes, along with more pine and a little dark chocolate too.
A gentle, but well-made gin; I’d just have liked a bit more intensity. It would work well in a Diamond (Dukes’ style) Martini.
Bold juniper notes up front, with touches of lemon citrus and a floral note of rose. There’s some sweetness, like a dusting of icing sugar, and a little spice.
Texturally, it’s smooth and slick. Gentle piney notes with hints of rose and violets. There’s coriander, which feels citrusy, and still a sprinkling of powdered sugar sweetness.
This is mid-length with fading juniper notes and a pleasing warmth.
A decent gin with nice contemporary touches.