I’ve decided to start a new series that highlights some special gins that I’ve tried in the month… so welcome to the inaugral ‘gin picks’ post! Here is what Katie tried in March 2017:
March 2017 gin picks
I tried a lot of exciting gins at Think Gin in March, including the Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin and the Bloody Shiraz gin. I loved these (and the idea of a bloody negroni!) so much that I invested in a couple of bottles, taking advantage of the Gin Kiosk’s moving sale.
- The Spiced Negroni gin adds another layer to already amazing Rare Dry Gin from Four Pillars and the Bloody Shiraz is an elusive mix of gin, wine and port flavours.
- Berliner Brandstifler was a gin that I tried this time last year, however I do recommend this gin for its clean fresh floral flavours, its very easy drinking!
- The limited edition 58 gin is a special collaboration with Craft Gins and they did it right! With a soft mouth feel this gin is light and refreshing, with warmth from the inclusion of cubeb and a citrus aftertaste. A lovely gin that I want to try in a gimlet as it goes really well with lime.
- Isle of Harris gin I received for Christmas, but first introduced my flatmate to it this March! Its got fabulous notes of salt from the sugar kelp that is the key local ingredient. Full of umami, this gin is savoury and a bit different. (plus the bottle is GORGEOUS!!)
- Graveney gin was one I tried at Think Gin when I met the distiller, Victoria Christie. Her passion for the gin and program the profits help support (keep your eyes peeled for this post soon!) is infectious.
- Wint gin is another gin from Think Gin – introduced to the UK by the same guys that brought Indi tonic, making a fabulous match in Mediterranean flavours.
- Da Mhile botanical gin is another that I’ve tried previously (at Bath Christmas market!), however this came up as one of the gins that is being showcased on the Dorset Queen gin cruises. The 18 botanicals add floral notes to this gin. Also don’t forget to try the Seaweed version for a taste of the sea!
- After Dinner Herbal Exlir from Bath Botanical Gin Company who have recently set up shop near my family in Bath. I tasted the exlirs in their shop/distillery, however I still need to test the ‘medicinal’ properties of the range!
Additional gin stuff:
- What’s a gin and tonic these days without a garnish? Well that’s where the Juniper Club comes in. I was lucky to win a selection of their garnishes on an online competition. From the traditional juniper to the more unusual black pepper and hibiscus flower, I’m going to have fun experimenting with these!
Any recent gin discoveries you’ve made? Tell me in the comments below!