Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 18 Tastings

California Gin – Valencian Orange

California Gin Valencian Orange

California Gin

Valencian Orange

CBA Gin Co


ABV: 44.0%
Country: England
Style: Flavoured
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, US, EU


David T. Smith

Nose
Sunny, zesty aromas of orange, with a touch of candied peel and orange blossom.

Palate
A good, solid gin flavour from the outset with juniper, coriander and angelica. These classic flavours then make way for the brighter citrus notes of lemon and orange alongside lighter, floral clementine and zesty grapefruit.

Finish
A clean, smooth finish of candied orange and an oiliness that lingers.

Comments
A sincere orange gin; maybe not the most exciting, but it does the job handsomely.

Score

8.2


Bethany Whymark

Nose
The promised orange is sweet and slightly spicy, like icing made with orange juice on top of festive biscuits. Coriander and juniper, too.

Palate
Sweet orange, like undiluted cordial, with juniper, cinnamon, powdered ginger, and coriander notes.

Finish
Leaves a tingle of warmth along
with bittersweet notes of orange peel and piney hints.

Comments
A pleasantly flavoured gin that presents its orange character
nicely. It would lengthen well with
tonic or soda water.

Score

8.1


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