Colour - Crystal Clear.
Nose - Rich, fresh aroma of juniper followed by notes of coriander and cardamom.
Palate - Extremely smooth, creamy and full bodies with a slight sweetness.
Finish - Elegant, long, fresh and aromatic
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - This benchmark cocktail gin uniformly garners praise for its generous and soft palate, remarkably crisp and clean tang and subtle smoothness. Notes of coriander and cardamom merge brightly with citrus in this remarkable gin. (Mar 2012)
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 Chairman's Trophy, Great Value. This benchmark cocktail gin uniformly garners praise for its generous and soft palate, remarkably crisp and clean tang and subtle smoothness. Notes of coriander and cardamom merge brightly with citrus in this remarkable gin.
The full bodied, spicy aroma offers delicate notes of juniper berry oil, citrus, orris, coriander and caraway seed. Palate entry is mildly peppery, floral and fruity; at midpalate the flavor profile focuses more on oils and juniper. A unique and great gin. - Paul (8/1/2007) - 96-100: Classic/Highest Recommendation (Aug 2007)
A great depth of flavour, with a wonderfully fresh juniper, lemony bite with deeper earthy notes. It has a slight sweetness with extraordinary concentration and complexity. No single botanical dominates the overall flavour.
What they say...
"It's that smell. It is fabulous. It's got a really lovely junipery quality. But you can also actually feel the other rooty, earthy sort of flavourings in there. And when you come to taste it, it's soft, it's quite a strong spirit,...but it's round and it doesn't attack you at all. It's a very nice gin indeed. Good with tonic I'd say."
|Plymouth is ideal served with tonic over ice and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Alternatively savour its smooth taste in, amongst other wonderful cocktails, the Fraise Sauvage cocktail featured in the Detroit News newspaper - a more terrific variation of champagne with fresh strawberries!