The Spirit of George
Fortnum and Mason Edition
The Big Hill Distillery
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £41-60
David T. Smith
Aromas of chocolate-covered raisins, with gingerbread spice and a hint of anise.
The notes of cocoa and chocolate continue onto the palate, mixed with refreshing notes of citrus peel. A well-integrated and balanced gin.
Delightful notes of juniper pine on the finish, along with an elegant touch of salinity.
A fine gin that is enjoyable served neat, but, with its wonderful chocolate flavours, would make a lovely
Green notes of cilantro, curly parsley and juniper. Spicy aniseed hint, lemony coriander, and a rich leafiness like spinach.
Slick, oily mouthfeel. The green herb notes continue with a little sweet citrus, a touch of spicy coriander, and a dusting of floral orris.
Fairly short. A faint bready note pops up briefly before stalky coriander, pithy lemon and juniper return.
I’d emphasise this gin’s crunchy, herbaceous character with a Mediterranean-style tonic water.