Apple & Elderflower Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
Sweet, jammy notes on the nose of elderflower jelly, with the juiciness of freshly cut apples.
A rich sweetness up-front with luxurious spice of vanilla and cinnamon followed by baked apple, elderflower, and an elderberry fruitiness.
A floral finish of elderberry and rose Turkish delight.
A sweet and fruity gin that is almost liqueur-like; it would be excellent in an Elderflower Collins.
Light straw colour. Pungent notes of elderflower, like a strongly flavoured cordial. There are tart hints of gooseberry and green apple in there, too. A little dried mango.
Slightly syrupy on the palate. Elderflower notes – the floral blooms and a summery jelly – with hints of white grape and chamomile tea.
Slightly drying, with departing notes of elderflower and meadowsweet.
This took me on an interesting journey, skirting the edges of liqueur territory.