About a year ago we reviewed Ish Gin. For those of you who haven’t tried it, it’s the gin with the 50 Shades of Gray marketing campaign a.k.a the softcore bondage handcuff advertising campaign. I won’t rehash my review [available here] but suffice to say, I thought it was a rather good gin. So when David brought me a sample of Ish’s new Limed gin, I was kind of excited to see what they had in store. I don’t have any Ish so doing a side by side review isn’t possible. But where possible I’ll try and compare it to their main offering as best I can recall.
Bouquet and Palate Nice juniper on the nose. Hint of citrus, not necessarily lime. But citrus for certain. Smells quite classic, quite nice.
Spicy at first on the palate. Hint of coriander and warm spice.Warm bread notes. Evolves quickly, building heat. Sharp juniper, bright and brisk. Citrus on the close, a little bit of heat. Slightly lime, slightly lemon. Long finish with a bit of heat in the corners of the mouth, a little bit of lime and a little bit of almond and even a vegetal herbal note of cucumber on the close.