This gin is a throw back to the times when gin had juniper and lashings of it. The juniper is treated in three separate ways, partially steeped, partially in the pot and partially in the vapour, in carefully selected balance. Despite this obsession with juniper, it is still a force that needs to be managed. A carefully selected bouquet of botanicals honours the brilliance of the juniper by complementing it, rather than overpowering it.
A heaviness of botanical concentration means that mild cloudiness is inevitable when the gin is chilled or diluted. This cloudiness is an indication of the heaviness of botanical character that is left in
Nose: Pine needle, brushed rosemary, lemon oil, earthy root vegetable extending into fragrant pepper.
Palate: Immediately fragrant with a bright citrus character up front. Oily and intense, the juniper is prominent, supported by the earthy undertones of angelica and orris root and extended by the addition of wooded spices and pepper.
Finish: Long and complex with a rich creaminess that dries out almost immediately. There is a changing dynamic of juniper, first bright and fragrant that develops into an earthy more resinous finish. The length is long and luxurious.
500mL | Alc/Vol 43%
(Batch 1 stillavailable)