Appearance: Crystal clear.
Aroma: Nutty, rooty pine and balsawood with black tea leaves and cardamom spice. A splash of water releases fresh green leafy aromas.
Taste: At smidgen under 50% this gin packs a flavoursome punch. As with the nose, the addition of water amplifies green flavours which combine well with piney juniper, subtle black tea and enlivening cardamom.
Aftertaste: Green leafy notes linger with white tea, pine and mixed peppery spice. Both strength of flavour and alcoholic strength make this a G&T rather than a cocktail gin.
This small batch gin, created by Head Distiller Andrew MacLeod Smith and Founder Darren Rook, uses organic botanicals which include: juniper, angelica, fresh lime peel, bay laurel, cardamom, red raspberry leaf and London honey.
We distil the lion's share of our organic ingredients in 'Christina', a traditional 140-litre copper alembic, but reserve the more delicate botanicals for our state-of-the-art cold vacuum still, 'Little Albion'. The two spirits are then married for several weeks before being bottled and labelled by hand.