Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 17 Tastings

Applewood – Australian Gin

Applewood Australian Gin

Applewood

Australian Gin

Ochre Nation


ABV: 43%
Country: Australia
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, selected global markets


David T. Smith

Nose
Rich, succulent aromas of bright citrus and a pinch of sweet spice, with leafy, green notes of myrtle.

Palate
An exceptionally soft texture with a gradually building mineral heat. Lots of green, leafy menthol flavours here: powerful and aromatic, and neatly combining with resinous pine.

Finish
A lingering minerality is joined by notes of sweet chocolate mint and a touch of biscuitiness.

Comments
A typical example of Australian terroir that would pair nicely with herbaceous tonic water.

Score

7.6


Bethany Whymark

Nose
Crushed cumin and coriander seeds, black pepper, and a little onion seed sweetness. Sweet orange, juniper and touch of dandelion.

Palate
Light texture. The citrus turns to lemon and lime, like fresh wedges squeezed over dry spice-rubbed meat. A touch of star anise and dried fruits, like festive biscuit dough.

Finish
Herbal coriander and pine emerge
with a continuing note of dandelion.

Comments
A characterful gin that I’d like to top up with tonic and get to know better.

Score

8.1


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