Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 18 Tastings

Highclere Castle – London Dry Gin

Highclere Castle Gin

Highclere Castle

London Dry Gin

Highclere Castle Spirits


ABV: 44.0%
Country: England
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, US, EU, global markets


David T. Smith

Nose
Solid juniper notes on the nose, before spicy coriander and earthy angelica.

Palate
Clean in texture and notably classic in style, ticking all the boxes for lovers of more traditional gins. Beyond the classic three botanical flavours, an array of citrus and spice flavours add complexity.

Finish
A gentle spiciness on the finish, before a final parting kiss of juniper.

Comments
A solid London Dry gin that would be delightful in an Evans-style gin and tonic (garnished with both lemon and lime).

Score

8.2


Bethany Whymark

Nose
A delicate nose, with notes of lemon peel, juniper and a little floral fragrance. A touch of coriander spice and angelica.

Palate
Good juniper character with citrus, spice and woody notes. A touch of sweetness, like plums baked with cinnamon. Very light, silky texture. 

Finish
Warmth in the finish with lingering piney notes and a little lemon peel zestiness.

Comments
A well-balanced and classically flavoured London Dry that would make a stand-up gin and tonic. 

Score

8.2


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