Elder Bay Blush
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
A strong and spicy nose with aromas
of nutmeg, cinnamon, and citrus, along with nutty ginger.
This gin is rich and complex: woody spice flavours are accompanied by clean, tea-like tannins and a moderated sweetness.
A finish of warm, woody oak and soft, muted orange.
A mellow, sippable gin that works extremely well with red vermouth, either in a Negroni or a Sweet Martini.
High-cocoa milk chocolate and fresh orange juice, with a spiced warmth of ginger and clove. There’s an earthiness to it, like coffee grounds, contrasted with fresh Chantilly cream.
Chocolate and orange mousse at first, then a more traditional gin profile comes into play with continuing earthy spice notes.
Juniper, pithy orange and a hint of aniseed, with a little warmth around the tongue.
There’s a lovely botanical intensity to this gin. I’d serve with ice and just a splash of ginger ale.