GIN & TONIC GOURMET BOX
10 SELECTED BOTANICALS
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A KIT CONTAINING 10 SELECTED DRIED BOTANICALS:
- Cubeb pepper
- Cassia bark (cinnamon)
- Pink pepper
- Hibiscus flower
- Rose Petals
- Juniper berries
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Adnam’s Copper House Gin:
The nose is savoury, predominantly of rosemary. To the taste, it is rather smooth with notes of juniper and coriander. The flavour is straightforward, but perhaps a little lighter than many London Dry Gins, with a distinctive warmth at the end.
Garnish: Dried hibiscus flower and fresh orange peel
Try Fentimans Rose Lemonade (new: 125 ml)
The nose is heavy on the rose, bright and floral with a hint of alcohol as well. Taste is smooth and slow at first, very easy to drink. Neutral, with significant hint of cucumber. Altogether, juniper and earthy angelica, hints of coriander. Fades, leaving a warm alcoholic taste on the back of the palate. A bright floral hint long after the initial taste.
Garnish: Dried rose petals and fresh cucumber
This London Dry Gin is distilled with 10 botanicals, carefully selected for a drier balance than a classic London Dry Gin. The nose is a floral, summer meadow note, followed by mellow rounded juniper and a zesty, citrusy freshness. Gentle mount feel, with initial dry juniper joined by growing sweetness, showing lemon pie and orange marmalade and a wave of fresh lemon zest, followed by bolder juniper and dryness, before all the flavours harmonise into one integrated taste.
Garnish: Cassia bark and fresh shiso leaf
The nose is actually quite striking; very inviting. Bright on the pine, juniper and a touch of bitterness of the rhubarb root … the taste, juniper up front, quiet and never sharp. There’s a bit of heat in the middle notes, but this fades gently. A touch of herbal citrus at the end; crisp and refreshing. This Spring Gin is truly made for folks who love gin, a herbal-forward Belgian-crafted premium gin. Cheers!
Garnish: Juniper berries and fresh lime peel. Don’t squeeze; just drop.
G’ vine Floraison Gin:
Nose: The vine flower battles with the juniper, and it is immediately obvious that this is a very different gin. The floral aromas mask somewhat the other botanicals that sit quietly in the background, to provide a backbone for supporting the main taste. Here the juniper makes a fleeting appearance, just enough to ward off any allegations that this gin stays too far from the standard. Whilst juniper is ever-present, the infinite combination with other botanicals makes it a very interesting category.
Garnish: Cubeb pepper berries and fresh sliced strawberries
The nose of Geranium Gin is a soft mix of juniper and floral notes; clear but not overly intense, with no suggestion of alcoholic heat, and finishing with a subtle hint of citrus. On the palate, a strong juniper flavour is followed by rose and violet with a touch of sweetness. Juniper emerges once more at the finish, along with some citrus and floral notes plus a pleasant hint of bitterness as the other flavours fade. Interesting and complex.
Garnish: Liquorice and fresh violet flowers. Use fresh geranium flowers when in season.
Bombay Sapphire Gin:
A well-defined floral character sits with the juniper, what I detect most clearly is a hint of coriander and mint, and a light similarity to orange liqueur. The flavours of juniper berries and citrus zest leads out, as they should, with oranges, maraschino cherries and lemons dancing amongst them. Definitive floral tones and an earthy character weaves through the palate. To me, this is an indication that this spirit is very well balanced.
Garnish: Cardamom, Cassia bark, lemon slice
Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin:
Clear with a platinum cast, evolving aromas of watermelon, violets, cucumber, lemon, delicate herbal juniper and sweet spices follow through on a silky soft entry to a vibrant and fruity full body with a lush wave of sweet citrus, violets and spices. Bold and delicious, fairly well balanced and bursting with flavour.
Garnish: Dried kumquats, pink peppercorns and fresh pink grapefruit