Masons of Yorkshire
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
Obvious raspberry on the nose: plump and succulent, with a touch of creamy vanilla, too.
Dry and slightly nutty raspberry to start, somewhat reminiscent of raspberry seeds, followed by a more floral fruitiness and then the plump, berry notes shine through.
More dry fruit notes come through on the finish, along with a lightly peppery warmth.
As a spirit, I think that this is pretty fantastic, but as a gin I’d have liked more juniper character. Either way, it would make some lovely drinks.
Strong, sweet red fruit notes waft out of the glass, like plump, juicy raspberries poised atop a pillowy pavlova.
Those raspberry notes get a touch tarter and are joined by a more confident gin background of juniper, lemon citrus and coriander. Also a little leafy note, like raspberry plants.
It fades fairly quickly, but leaves a little kiss of juniper and juicy raspberry.
A juicy flavoured gin that has enough gin character behind it. It would make a lovely base for long summery drinks.