Rhubarb Edition Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: Selected global markets
David T. Smith
Fiery ginger is evident from the fore, fresh and invigorating, followed by the fruity, stalky tartness of uncooked rhubarb.
The taste is all about rhubarb: sharp and tart, but in a way that rhubarb fans will know and love! Warming spice then gradually appears, and ginger fire reappears.
A beautiful finish of chocolate-covered stem ginger and a gentle acidity.
I think this is an imaginative take on a rhubarb gin with lots of potential – I’d start off by having it in a toddy.
Slightly overcooked rhubarb and ginger cake, with hints of burnt sugar. There’s an interesting savoury edge to it.
Sweet stewed rhubarb notes, perhaps leaning a little bittersweet. Strong powdered ginger and a hint of turmeric.
It fades fairly swiftly with some drying, slightly nutty rhubarb notes.
The rhubarb character of this was unusual, and it wasn’t especially sweet for a flavoured gin. It could probably stand up to the stronger flavour of ginger beer.