In <100 Words
On July 17th, 1947 the following events occurred:
A passenger ship sank off the coast of Mumbai India.
6’11” Serbian Center Žarko Knežević was born.
The Philadelphia Athletics Pummeled the St. Louis Browns 16-2 led by 5 runs from Barney McCoskey.
The Recipe for Pickering’s Gin was written
….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.