Barra Atlantic Gin
Isle of Barra Distillers Ltd
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, Europe
David T. Smith
Earthy and fragrant on the nose with some floral chocolatey aromas.
Mineral notes with hints of lime. Very clean on the palate, with angelica, a smooth earthiness, light spice, and floral citrus.
Delicate pepper with a gentle warmth make for a clean, dry finish with flavours of dark chocolate and a little violet.
A particularly oily gin. With its balanced citrus and floral flavours, this would make a splendid Dry Martini.
Zesty grapefruit with herbal and floral touches. Sweet woodiness, like cinnamon, and the piney strength of juniper is there.
It gets greener with leafy coriander, and the floral note intensifies. A touch of something savoury, almost like seaweed, with resinous juniper and more woody cinnamon warmth.
Sweet herbal and pine notes, with a bit of warmth.
This grew on me with each sip. A Martini could show this off nicely, or a mix with Mediterranean tonic.