Handcrafted London Dry Gin
Chew Valley Distillery Ltd
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: Selected global markets
David T. Smith
A pleasant and complex array of citrus, including lemon and orange, as well as gingery lemongrass. Aromatic cocoa powder and dried violets are there, too.
A sweet, almost aquavit-like start with notes of caraway, fennel, and anise, before liquorice and orris with delightfully woody pine.
Dry, with a floral flourish and lingering woody pine.
An intriguing and delightful gin that is an absolute pleasure to sip neat.
Sweet anise note of liquorice. Angelica, coriander, and cardamom, accompanied by a creamy woodiness. Hints of lemon and Earl Grey tea.
Liquorice and spices sweeten with the fragrance of rose. Then spicier aniseed notes, cardamom pods, and piney juniper becoming more prominent.
A menthol-aniseed finish with notes of juniper, fennel, and a touch of citrus.
This has a lovely character. A touch of floral tonic could play up the sweeter notes.