Country: Republic of Ireland
Price per bottle: £41-60
David T. Smith
Perfumed with a subtle sweetness of liquorice and violet, along with aromas of hay and coriander spice.
An oily texture to start, along with good initial power from the botanicals. This gin is packed full of flavour: sweet cinnamon, orange, and a cakey jamminess.
Some of the oily linalool from coriander lingers on the finish, accented by black pepper.
A bright gin with an attractive boldness that would make a grand gin and tonic.
Deeply earthy and spiced. Cassia, juniper and liquorice notes, with a touch of coffee bean and vanilla, and a fresh, slightly minty leafiness.
Lovely texture. The spicier notes unfold on the palate with splashes of pine and aniseed, and a slight tannic bitterness like green tea.
Slightly drying, with a little more green tea and liquorice, and some super-dark (100-per-cent cocoa) chocolate.
A clean and deliciously flavoured spirit that I think would shine in a drink with red vermouth.