Hamburg Distilling Company HDC GmBH
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, EU
David T. Smith
Strong juniper on the nose: oily and resinous with a honeyed sweetness and earthy liquorice.
Clean in texture with a light minerality to start, followed by green, stalky notes and piney juniper.
More crisp pine and resinous juniper on the finish, which is long and dry.
A piney, juniper-forward gin reminiscent of a forest – one for traditionalists.
Very green, like a fresh herby salad, with a slight hue in the glass. Wet plant stems, sturdy juniper, a touch of savoury spice and lemon peel.
It’s light and oily in the mouth, with green juniper and more leafy herbal notes that get sweeter, almost fruity, as it goes. A little peppery prickle comes through mid-palate.
A sweetness like candied petals on the finish, which has a decent length.
The lovely green notes in this could lend it well to a bright, herbal cocktail like a Basil Smash.