All Gins containing: Dandelion

Gin Reviews

Sir Robin of Locksley Gin

Sir Robin of Locksley Gin Bottle

Named for local legend, “Robin Hood,” Sir Robin of Locksley Distilled Gin comes from Yorkshire. The vision was to create a sipping gin that combined some of the best of both worlds, Old Tom and the modern classic style.

Impressions

Clean pine-forward juniper on the nose. Sweet lemon and grapefruit rinds, with Elderflower and Coriander as well. The nose is a slightly floral take on the classic aroma. Quite nice.

The palate overall is a bit hot, with a fair amount of heat coming through from the alcohol.

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Gin Reviews

Caorunn Gin

caorunn gin

Caorunn gin captivated me from the first time I heard about. Exotic botanicals are nothing new in modern gin. With Big names like Bombay getting into exotic ingredients designed to invoke a certain region, it shouldn’t be surprising that a gin coming out of Scotland would attempt to do something that invokes a certain vision of the pastoral and idyllic Scottish countryside.

The 5 Unique Botanicals (w/ Wikipedia references for those who are unfamiliar with the Botany of the Northern United Kingdom)

Coul Blush Apple: The UK telegraph reports that native apples are making a comeback, after being obscured beneath the mounds of cheaper imports like Granny Smith.  “Makes a good sauce.”

Heather is a short shrub that grows in bogs all across Europe and parts of Asia.

Bog Myrtle is also known as “Sweet Gale” and is a short shrub common in nitrogen poor bogs in North America and Europe. Bog Myrtle was a common component of beer flavoring in Europe prior to the availability of hops.

Rowan Berry  is a common wild tree in the UK. Often as small trees with bright orange-reddish berries.

And Dandelion leaf should be familiar to anyone who’s ever had a lawn.

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