Style: Navy Strength
Price per bottle: £41-60
Availability: selected global markets
David T. Smith
Black liquorice on the nose with a little bit of treacle: deep, dark and intense. There’s a touch of creamy vanilla, too.
Oily and intense, the alcohol is well integrated and it doesn’t seem to be the lofty 57% that it is. With a splash of water, the citrus and coriander really come to the fore.
Dry, woody pine and juniper with a honeyed sweetness and lingering citrus.
An exciting gin with a character that transforms when it’s mixed: unusual
Creamy and sweet like custard, with liquorice, dried lemon peel, baking spices and a hint of burnt pastry. It’s almost dessert-like.
It gets spicier and the fruit turns more stewed. Cloves, mixed spice, nutmeg, liquorice, more intense lemon and swelling notes of oily juniper. Decent texture.
Medium-length, with only a little warmth and continuing baking spice notes.
Impressive intensity of aroma
and flavour. It deserves to be lengthened and savoured in a (sparing) G&T.