Fassfern Highland Gins
Roslin Distillers Ltd
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
Fragrant coriander seed notes that are citrusy, but also spicy. These are accompanied by a slightly sweet herbal aroma of rosemary.
Soft in texture at first, with a gradually building oiliness. The coriander seed notes continue, joined by the leafiness of cilantro.
A little anise sweetness, along with oily mint, citrus, and lingering coriander.
Oily, spicy, and citrus-forward are the three words that define this gin; as such, I’d like to try it with ginger ale in a Gin Buck.
Sweet, slightly doughy notes, like old-fashioned bakers’ iced finger buns. Crisp lemon and juniper, and a waft of fresh herbal notes.
That sensation of iced buns continues with more traditional botanical notes: juniper, lemon and coriander, with a little sweet cinnamon.
Leaves a clean, piney-citrus freshness.
I enjoyed the balance of flavours in this. The grainy character makes me think it would work well swapped into a whisk(e)y cocktail.