Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 16 Tastings

Rock Rose – Autumn Edition

Rock Rose Autumn Edition

Rock Rose

Autumn Edition

Dunnet Bay Distillers


ABV: 41.5%
Country: Scotland
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: selected global markets


David T. Smith

Nose
An extremely dry gin with lots of juniper and angelica, but with a largely restrained citrus character.

Palate
An array of softer herbal and leafy notes such as sage and a slight grassiness with a touch of florality. The flavour moves onto sweet spice reminiscent of a cinnamon loaf. The profile gradually becomes more classic.

Finish
Slightly tannic tea notes, but, overall, it is dry with just a pinprick of heat.

Comments
With its dryness and gentle spiciness, I think this gin would make a handsome Pink Gin.

Score

8.1


Bethany Whymark

Nose
Creamy and nutty. Parsley, lemon, oily juniper and a sweet-spice top note, like cinnamon sugar.

Palate
This is more classic, with bolder juniper and earthy root notes coming forward with slightly jammy citrus tang.

Finish
Medium-length and nicely mouth-filling. Clean and resinous with slightly bitter juniper and lemon notes.

Comments
The bones of a really nice gin – I just would have liked a bit more complexity on the palate. A nice choice for a Collins.

Score

8.2


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