Chinnery Dublin Dry Gin
Imagine the sweet fragrance of osmathus hanging in the air while tall ships are loaded with teas, spices, porcelain and silk for the long voyage back to Europe. Chinnery Gin captures the flavours of the Old China Trade, distilling the most delicate of the botanicals individually under vacuum at low temperature to extract the best possible flavour.
Tasting Notes from Chinnery Website:
Very floral, leading into hedgerow notes of honeysuckle, wild herbs, cleavers and bramble. Warm fruit, sun-ripened strawberries and rhubarb, petals crushed underfoot and honey. Botanical notes of juniper and coriander, light, clean and summery, like lazy hazy summer evenings, decadent, aromatic and exotic. There is a lovely note of gooseberries with orange zest.
Rich, creamy and zingy on the palate. Warming and mouth watering, juicy summer fruits and fresh herbal notes coming through. Sweet spicy flavours of clove and cardamom, floral like a sunny wall garden, quite heady, wallflowers and stewed fruits, jam, buttery lemon slices. Really floral, like a fruity summer jelly, or Turkish Delight.
Crisp, clean and green on the finish, almost Mediterranean, a hint of olives. Very satisfying.