Silent Pool Gin
Silent Pool Distillers
Price per bottle: £38
Availability: Travel Retail
Very bouncy, with immediate hits of heather honey, scraped-out vanilla pod, dried lavender, elderflower berries and just a hint of juniper.
Like wildflowers soaked in elderflower cordial, followed by orange marmalade and honey drizzled on rye toast.
Sweetness and light here, with lingering vanilla cream.
So much character on the nose, then it mellows out and settles into itself, with a warm and characterful palate.
There’s a slight floral sweetness to this, like elderflower berries. Pungent lemon peel and a little pastry – like lemon curd tarts. Piney juniper and a touch of sage.
Bright, zippy lemon notes on the palate with citrussy coriander and juniper, and a tiny hint of floral orris and white tea.
It fades on weak black tea with lemon and blossom honey – a bit of a hot gin toddy vibe.
A cleanly distilled and pleasantly flavoured Contemporary gin that would make a lovely Tom Collins.