London Dry Gin
Roundwood Distillery Ltd
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
A full-bodied nose with initial aromas of cocoa powder mixed with spearmint and coriander leaf.
Fresh, almost crunchy; it’s like a salad, full of luscious, green, vegetal notes that are by no means stewed. This is backed by well-rounded citrus and a gradual crescendo of juniper flavour.
Even more juniper, that goes beyond the berries and starts to bring in hints of juniper wood, too.
A rich, resinous gin with plenty to explore. This would be thoroughly at home in a Gin Old Fashioned.
Black pepper, leafy parsley and coriander, butter richness and touches of vanilla custard and lemon curd. Like a salmon traybake with lashings of butter and herbs on top.
It’s buttery in texture and very herbal. Juniper appears with coriander spice and a little citrus freshness.
Warming and still very herbaceous, with pine notes and leafy, spicy coriander.
This intrigued me – lots going on and a lovely texture. I don’t think you’d need more than an ice cube with this!
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