Gin Ratings # 3

Posted By Mike Gill on June 18, 2018 | 0 comments

They do say if you love Scotch Whisky you will love and appreciate a good gin. The Grants family (Glenfiddich & Balvenie) seem to agree! A stunning gin from Bonnie Scotland with hints of cucumber and flowers, with a big mouthfeel. The distillery uses two stills for their botanicals recipe. Both identical recipes but, distilled separately in a Cadenhead still and a 19th centaury still. The result is wonderful.

Nose: Fresh & floral, with sweet lime & light spices
Palate: Smooth, with rose & sweet citrus
Finish: Long & floral, with rose
Botanicals: Juniper, Rose Petals, Cucumber, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Cubeb Berries, Grains of Paradise, Caraway Seeds, Elderflower, Yarrow, Chamomile ​
Key Flavours: Juniper, Cucumber, Rose

I put this gin in the “Not really” Category, since the cucumber notes seem more prominent than junipers.

Sipping 4.5: Just add four drops of water for an amazing tasting experience.

G & T. 3.5. I would recommend a Fever tree Elderflower Tonic. Otherwise with regular tonic its not going to balance up too well.

Martini 3.5 I would have the bartender make a more modern cocktail that works better with Hendricks.


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