This gin is a throwback to the times when gin had juniper and lashings of it. The juniper is treated in three separate ways, partially steeped for approximately 24 hours, partially put fresh in to the pot at the beginning of distillation and partially in a vapour basket, 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 creates a mild cloudiness when the gin is chilled or diluted, something enjoyed as an indication of the flavour and botanical character in the gin.
Nose: Pine needle, brushed rosemary, lemon oil, earthy root 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 full and luxurious.