The Oro Distilling Co.
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK, EU
David T. Smith
Bright, resinous pine on the nose, accompanied by some waxy, buttery spice.
Wonderful intensity on the palate with a texture that really coats the tongue. The gin is heathery and herbal with a light, sweet flourish of anise and fennel.
A lovely, dry finish with delicate notes of cinnamon and dark chocolate.
A particularly tasty gin with sublime complexity that would be totally tickety-boo in a Martini.
Prominent aroma. Parsley, a touch of juniper, sappy pine, and black pepper. Cinnamon and clove reveal later.
Light texture. A subtle smoky flavour, like maple-cured bacon. An aniseed touch of fennel seed and a little citrus.
It fades warmly on aniseed notes – braised fennel this time – with a hint of juniper.
Underneath its surprising warmth is a pleasant character that I feel would work nicely in a Red Snapper.