Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 17 Tastings

Earp Distilling Co. – No. 8 Dry Gin

Earp Distilling Co No 8 Dry Gin

Earp Distilling Co.

No. 8 Dry Gin

Earp Distilling Co.


ABV: 42%
Country: Australia
Style: Classic 
Price per bottle: £41-60
Availability: Australia


David T. Smith

Nose
Oodles of green cardamom give an aromatic sweetness. There’s also a touch of floral ginger, backed up by pleasant citrus.

Palate
The cardamom is more restrained on the palate, but the gin’s overall character is feisty with a traditional base of juniper, coriander, and pepper.

Finish
The pepper continues, along with some alcohol warmth and a final, comforting glow of cardamom.

Comments
A gin that packs a punch for the relatively low alcoholic strength. It would mix well with ginger beer in a Gin Mule.

Score

7.9


Bethany Whymark

Nose
Like someone has zested and juiced a lime in front of me, and then ground black pepper on it. Grainy sweetness and a crunchy green herbal note here.

Palate
It’s very green with fresh herbs – basil, coriander, a touch of celery and lemongrass. More juicy lime, stewed this time, and refreshing juniper.

Finish
Those crunchy green herbs and a slight piney bitterness linger on.

Comments
The bold, spicy character of this would make a fair match for ginger ale.

Score

8.2


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