Review: Difford's Guide: 5/5

Review: Difford's Guide: 5/5
Post Date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

45% alc./vol.

Producer:Thames Distillers Ltd

Simon Ford, former Plymouth U.S. brand ambassador, developed this gin with Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers. It is flavoured with nine botanicals (juniper, coriander seeds, orris, jasmine, angelica, cassia, bitter orange, lemon and grapefruit peels), then steeped for 15 hours before distillation in 500-litre stainless steel pot stills.

Appearance: Crystal clear.

Aroma: Clean pungent lavender and camphor from the high juniper content with celery, parma violets and citrus.

Taste: Juniper and fresh floral notes compete with zesty citrus for attention with just enough spice. Very soft mouth feel, especially given the high alcohol strength.

Aftertaste: Classic London dry with all the flavours found in the nose and palate presenting themselves in a long lingering finish.

diffordsguide rating: 5+/5