Jim and Tonic
Roobee Rhubarb Gin
Jim and Tonic Distillery
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, EU
David T. Smith
Violet and orris on the nose, along with the slight sourness of berry sherbet.
Succulent strawberry and rhubarb on the palate, neatly balancing between sweetness and sourness. Notes of baking spice and a lingering ginger warmth develop over time.
Final rhubarb notes continue onto the finish, joined by a hint of sweet anise and fennel.
A fruity spirit with a reasonable level of complexity, although I’d like a little more gin character to shine through.
Strawberry, peach and pineapple notes. Hints of juniper and sweet cinnamon, and a slight sourness like lime pickle.
Notes of cooked summer fruits. A little mango chutney with some earthy savoury spice.
It fades fairly quickly on a light strawberry and balsamic note.
The fruit notes in this were a little over-stewed, however I could see it mixing in a summery cocktail with plenty of crushed ice.