Hampshire Gin Selection (3 bottles)
This is a 3 bottle selection of three of the very best Hampshire Gin. There are two gins from Winchester Distillery near Arlesford, the aromatic Twisted Nose Watercress Dry Gin (made with Hampshire watercress and lavender) and the newly released Hampshire Fine Dry Gin, a classic crisp, clean and pure London Dry style gin. A bottle of Silverback Gin made by Gorilla Spirits near Four Marks, Alton completes the triumvirate.
Good clear colour with a slightly blue-ish tinge. Nose: The nose is spicy and peppery. There are floral notes, a big hit of citrus fruit and some more spicy coriander and anise (fennel) notes. Palate: The citrus really comes through on the palate with lots of pink grapefruit. There are more floral and fennel flavours. Finish: Very nice, clear, dry finish with very good length. Twisted Nose was one of the first of the new wave Hampshire Gin producers.
Gorilla Spirits recommend Peter Spanton Drinks No 9 Cardamon Tonic Water to make the ultimate G’n’T. The heady cardamon fragrance and green freshness of the tonic water match perfectly with Silverback Gin. Garnish with an inch long strip of orange to complement the sweet orange citrus botanical in the gin. £1 from every bottled is donated to the Gorilla Foundation.
Fresh and clean nose. The juniper aromas are quite dominant but this is backed up by sweet lemon and lime aromas and some more spicy, savoury citrus notes from the coriander. The palate is quite full and round with a really nice silky mouthfeel. It has a dry finish, though not bone dry, which is fresh and elegant. A classic London Dry gin. An excellent permanent addition to the Winchester Distillery range.
Three of the best Hampshire Gins!
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