Rhubarb & Ginger
Halewood Artisanal Spirits
Price per bottle: £26
Availability: Travel Retail
Making me feel very autumnal, like a rhubarb crumble covered in vanilla custard, with chunks of stem ginger kicking through.
The crumble notes continue here, with a little more citrus and clean-cut juniper emerging through the fruity notes.
The rhubarb note gradually mellows, with stem ginger cookies and a little juniper.
Sweet and funky, it’s very tasty and manages to avoid leaning to the artificial side of things.
Pineapple foam sweets and nectarines with yoghurt. A peachy sweetness like Refreshers. A hint of crème anglaise. Some darker hints of blackberry.
Blackcurrant jam tarts, with the pastry slightly caught on the edges. Poached apricots and crème fraiche. Sweet glace cherries, and the syrup from tinned peaches.
A sticky sweetness of peach conserve and touches of sweet spice.
Almost liqueur-like in its sweetness and viscosity – there’s room for a bit more gin character to shine through.