Here is the line up for the Gins of Winter 2019 tastings.
Northmoor hales from the Devon Somerset border on the edge of Exmoor and is the brainchild of husband and wife team John and Nicola Smith. Their aim was to produce a smooth style which could be enjoyed neat over ice. Although light on taste, at 44% it packs a punch and has a deliciously smooth aftertaste.
Newton House is produced by Robin and Jane Cannon and features several botanicals grown on and is cut with spring water at the Newton House Estate. It is citrus forward with peppery spice.
Misty Isle is produced on Skye by brothers Thomas and Alistair Wilson. Juniper from Skye is combined with coriander, cassia bark and a secret local botanical to produce a juniper prominent but not too floral style with earthy undertones and a hint of spice.
Wrecking Coast from Tintagel features an iconic Cornish product; clotted cream!
Hart and Dart from Barney Wilzac at Capreolus Distillery in Cirencester has been aged in a Mulberry cask. This adds a hint of sweetness. Brilliant in a Negroni, it can sipped straight at room temperature as a digestif.
Sibling Winter, produced by the Elliot-Berry siblings in Cheltenham, has been infused with fresh cranberries and clementine peel and is delicious served with a twist of orange peel and ginger ale.