Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 16 Recommended Tastings

Holyrood Distillery – Height of Arrows

Holyrood Distillery Height of Arrows Gin

Holyrood Distillery

Height of Arrows

Holyrood Distillery


ABV: 43%
Country: Scotland
Style: Classic 
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: selected global markets


David T. Smith

Nose
Bright, resinous and piney with plenty of summery citrus – a ray of sunshine.

Palate
Well-rounded texture with a good, balanced character. There are notes of juniper, coriander, floral rose, peppery spice, and a little of the citrus from the nose. Cleanly distilled with a pleasant and enticing touch of sweetness.

Finish
Hints of sweet spice accompanied by long, lingering notes of pine and peppercorns.

Comments
An excellent example of a classic gin that ticks all of the boxes; it would be superb in a Martini.

Score

8.9


Bethany Whymark

Nose
Juniper and a touch of aniseed. Zingy, freshly squeezed lemon juice, with bright floral notes and a touch of salinity too.

Palate
More fresh lemony notes and piney juniper and a continuing salty savouriness. Very clean and smooth.

Finish
A lingering note of lemon sherbet, with resinous juniper and peppery heat.

Comments
With its clean texture and classic flavours, this would make a mightly fine G&T or Martini.

Score

8.5


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