A marvellously citrus-forward London dry gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company, featuring the delicious yuzu fruit! Cultivated widely in Japan and Korea, the yuzu looks a bit like a grapefruit (though they're a bit more bumpy) and tastes a bit like a cross between the aforementioned grapefruit and a lemon, with a floral touch of orange blossom too. This stuff is excellent in a G&T, and more than suitable for a Negroni as well.
Nose: Through bright juniper come waves of citrus, soft and well developed – orange blossom, lemon balm and pinch of pink grapefruit. Green pine notes and hints of fennel rise, along with a little perfumed rose water.
Palate: In a delicious cream soda texture there’s sweet sherbet lemon, orange oil and bergamot. Perfumed vanilla and jasmine linger beneath, with tart liquorice root and a suggestion of star anise. Turkish Delight and icing sugar are also present.
Finish: A sweetly floral finish also offers waxy mixed peels, warming pine needle and an intensifying earthy spiciness.