Castle Gate Gin
Weavers of Nottingham Ltd
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
Floral aromas and subtle, slightly juicy fruity notes. Gradually, wisps of malty notes start to unfurl, too.
Initial sweetness with flavours of rich rose and fragrant violet, reminiscent of floral cream chocolates. This is accompanied by bright, green juniper and dry angelica.
Relatively short, but has a pleasant array of fruit flavours: lime, orange, and lemon, even a hint of berry.
A straight-forward gin with a fun, fruity and floral character. A good match for tonic water or bitter lemon.
Very lemony, almost sherbet-like. Peachy foam sweets, floral hints and coriander spiciness. A touch of juniper, if you look for it.
Juniper notes overtake the citrus with a spicy, earthy background. However, it’s a bit shy in flavour and thin in texture.
It fades away fairly quickly with a touch of citrus.
This gin needs a cooling Collins serve or a gin and tonic with lemon in order to calm it down.