Pickering’s Gin

pickerings-gin-bottleIn <100 Words

On July 17th, 1947 the following events occurred:

….and it was held secret for 66 years until Pickering’s Gin was launched in 2013. Juniper + 8 other botanicals, including coriander, cardamom, angelica, fennel, anise, lemon, lime and cloves.


On December 31st, 2014 I tasted Pickering’s Gin and the following things occurred:

  • The nose has a slight emphasis on coriander.
  • also Herbaceous Juniper, and a slight touch of citrus on the edges.
  • The palate begins with fresh pine forest and lemon zest.
  • Juniper is really the most striking thing about the palate.
  • There’s a lot of depth and complexity in the background notes
  • These notes include hints of violet, lemon, black peppercorn and fennel.
  • The finish is dry, with still plenty of juniper.
  • The residual notes of the palate include fennel seed and clover oil.

…and I thought it was quite an exquisite classic style gin. Really good on its own, but also with great promise for mixing. For gins which I don’t have a full bottle of, I have a hard time awarding it full marks. But given the sample I tried, this could well be a five star gin. Really fantastic stuff.


Price: £30 / 700 mL
Proof: 82
Availability:  United Kingdom
Rating: When I have a full bottle, I’m going to take a closer look at it. But this is really great stuff, as close as you can come to getting full marks without getting it. I just can’t without trying it in several drinks to make sure. But I don’t hesitate to recommend this gin strongly based on what I did have. Really beautiful stuff.   [Rating:4.5/5]

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Last updated January 17th, 2015 by Aaron

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