Distiller: Castle & Key
Bottler: Brand: Castle & Key
ABV: 53% ABV
Nose: Big juniper, lemon and pepper. Behind that is some savory cassia, anise and cardamom. Powerful but complex.
Taste: Thick, syrupy mouth feel. Sweet anisem juniper and lemon. Orange peel and white pepper is there as well. Proof is welcome and in check. Rich and powerful overall.
Finish: Long, dominated by juniper, pepper, orange peel and essence of lemon. Delightfully powerful while remaining balanced and pleasant.
Overall: This is a killer gin, and one I’m a big fan of. This nails the London Dry style so perfectly, while remaining complex and interesting and powerful. Big props to C&K on this one. It’s wonderful neat, great in a variety of cocktails, and it makes a hell of a martini.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect