Gin is neutral spirit with a predominant flavour of juniper berries. Gin originated in Holland in the 17th Century as a medicinal drink for the treatment of kidney disorders. Originally called ‘Genever’ the French word for Juniper it was renamed by English soldiers fighting on the continent. The infamous Gin and Tonic started as a medical drink to help remedy the effects of Malaria in colonial India.
Heavy on the botanicals upon entry which almost mask the juniper. Bergamot peel mid palette followed by herbs and flowers. Gentle kick followed by stronger juniper notes with a sweet, almost lavender undercurrent on the close.
Dried pink grapefruit and earl grey tea followed by a strong liquorice undercurrent that leads into a sort of crushed Parma Violet sweets affair. Kick is woody and spicy and leads into juniper, bergamot and faint ginseng notes. All in all bloody good.
Oak boasting business at first which subsides and lets through deep pine and juniper followed by dried citrus peel notes. The oak takes you through an almost smokey kick and leads out into more citrus and more…you'veguessed it Oak. Would be good with ginger beer or Ting grapefruit soda to tame down the wood a touch. If barrel aging is your bag then this is for sure a winner.
Smashed Parma Violets and builders tea upon the opening followed by balanced juniper and floral notes. The finish is full of pepper, lavender and burnt lemon oil. Sophisticated distilling here from The Blackwoods team. Brilliant.
Big on the floral sweetness at first but with a very delicate mouthfeel. Christmas clementines and gentle juniper show up before the soft floral kick. Opal fruits and rosewater on the finish with an unexpected liquorice and clementine close.
Big juniper and bitter Tyxylix flavours upon entry that move into crushed cornflakes and spicy juniper flavours. A big kick on this one that moves into hazelnut and baked rye bread on the very end. Bloody interesting stuff.
Super clean notes of Thai spice and Black Jacks followed by bergamot, lemon and lime rind flavours. Juniper comes through mid-kick and remains for a while. The finish is full of Bassets Allsorts and dried flowers with citrus zest. This gin is awesome.
Thai spice with a very faint wave of juniper. Lemon zest then comes to the forefront followed closely by a sweet pepper taste that moves through the soft kick. Very faint liquorice, smashed Parma Violet and army and navy sweets wrapped in lavender on the finish.
Well balanced juniper and builders tea note arrive first followed by fresh Thai herbs and spices. Black Jacks appear before the kick which is a very smooth affair. The finish is dry and full of burnt liquorice wood, juniper and strangely, coriander. Classic and clean. What more can you ask for? Excellent stuff.
Straight off the mark the juniper comes through. This is followed by orange and lemon zest and with a tweak of nutmeg and liquorice allsorts. Angelica root notes come through after the sharp kick and the finish is medium length with cinnamon and pepper.
Blueberries and blackberry jam show up first with a soft undercurrent of Juniper and Angelica root. The kick is sweet and the waves of orange peel and almond paste leave a yummy taste in the mouth. This is brilliant for cocktails and different to other gins in that it really is an original flavour. Top stuff.
The height of luxury and craftsmanship, with a little bit of bite. Bulldog super premium gin brings together a balance of 12 botanicals including standout notes of lavender, liquorice, lotus leave, poppy and dragon eye, a fruit similar to the lychee. Smooth and less dry than most modern gins, Bulldog is British through and through and benefits from quadruple distillation in Copper Pot Stills and triple filtration through 8-Micron Filter. An award winner, beautifully packaged, Bulldog gin lends itself perfectly to mixing.
An exclusive small batch gin which encapsulates the spirit of the Highlands. Caorunn fuses together pure Scottish Highlands water with six traditional gin and five Celtic botanicals by hand in a copper berry chamber. This process helps to create a sweet balance of flavours the rowan berry sits at the heart of this gin, giving it a firmly Celtic flavour, different from other gins on the market. Caorunn itself is the Gaelic word for rowan berry, showing exactly how important this core ingredient is to this aromatic gin.
Citadelle Gin is a wheat based gin which soaks up the warm flavour of cognac through its production in cognac stills. 19 botanicals are added to create the distinct flavour of Citadelle, leafy on the nose and clean on the palate. Peppery grains of paradise partner refreshing juniper in a fragrant concoction which works and the sweeter citrus notes help create a rounded flavour which is a little on the spicy side.
Based on a genuine 19th century recipe discovered by Lieutenant Colonel Fox, Colonel Fox’s is an exceptional London Dry Gin. With the traditional flavours you’d expect including juniper, coriander, angelica, liquorice, cassia and bitter orange peel, Colonel Fox’s gin is particularly citrus and juniper drive. Fruity and earthy flavours work together to deliver an aftertaste which is more sweet than bitter. Juniper lingers and reminds you of the quality of the gin you’re enjoying.
Copperhead Black Batch combines the more common botanicals of juniper, orange zest, angelica, cardamom and coriander with more unusual ones: elderberry and black Ceylon tea. The signature serve is in a long drink with elderberry cordial and tonic.
Copperhead Gin from Belgium , made with a selection of five botanicals - Juniper, Cardamom, Orange peel, Angelica and Coriander. It apparently was named after Mr. Copperhead, an alchemist who was searching for the elixir of life. Along the way, he produced the recipe for this refreshing gin!
Try with a garnish of Green Cardamom Pods and Fever Tree Tonic - either Natural or Elderflower based on your preference.