Darnley's Smoke and Zest Gin
Nose: Fabulously fragrant notes of juniper, lime zest, blueberries and pink grapefruit lead the way, before being joined by a dusting of icing sugar, lemon thyme, sage, ground black pepper, Edinburgh rock, lemon sherbet, pine trees after a passing rain shower and a pile of old newspapers burning on a beach bonfire.
Palate: Waves of smoke and juniper infused lemons, limes and pink grapefruit, raspberries and blackberries. Followed by notes of sweet malted barley, ground black pepper, sage, coriander and a balancing pine freshness.
Finish: A long citrus and savoury led finish, with confident reminders of its juniper and smoke backbone.
Summary: A superb allrounder of a gin, which sips superbly over ice and effortlessly elevates a G&T. It also just happens to work smoulderingly well in both a Negroni and a Martini.