The Schtick: This is a London dry style gin produced by Sipsmith in England. Sipsmith releases a portfolio of products that is both wide, and interesting, although very little of it sees distribution to my slice of the Midwest. I am told that is changing soon, but I haven’t seen a ton hit the shelves yet. Anyways, this is made in the traditional style, via pot still, in very small batches according to Sipsmith.
They recently came to Milwaukee for an event, and I took that as a good opportunity to buy a bottle to tinker with and enjoy.
ABV: 41.6% ABV
Nose: Lemon peel, vibrant coriander. Lots of white pepper, light juniper. Sweet cream, mild earthiness.
Taste: Thin mouth feel, no real heat. Light anise, cardamom, rosewater, vanilla cream. Light pepper, some hardy juniper structure. nice overall. Nothing super in your face, well balanced.
Finish: Short, no heat. Sweet orange peel, herbal anise, one final wave goodbye from the juniper.
Overall: Really solid gin. This was nice neat, enjoyable in a variety of cocktails (favorite was a gimlet with guava float) and as a complement to other spirits.
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