Williams Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin (2012 Vintage)
Welcome to Day 2 of #GinMonth as I review the Williams Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin (2012 Vintage).
The official blurb for this gin reads as "A seasonal addition, our 2012 vintage is made by marinating Herefordshire hedgerow sloe berries, picked after the first frost last November in a bespoke gin blend. Incorporating a selection of botanicals designed specifically to augment the rich flavour of the fruit, the sloes were left to marinade for an initial period of eight months. We then sourced delicious, but rarely seen, mulberries; adding the fruit for a final two months before decanting and bottling.
On the nose, deep, rich waves of sloe berry with coy sweet ripples of rosehip. Fresh citrus leads before detecting subtle notes of spiced orange, vanilla and dry oak. Big sloe berry notes upfront on the palate, a harmonious gathering of wood spice from cinnamon, nutmeg and clove dances with toasted hazelnut and bitter vanilla. Figs, chopped dates, prune and redcurrant jelly on the finish.
Ideal as a winter warmer, serve at room temperature with a cinnamon stick wrapped in flamed orange zest, or with a slice of fresh orange."
This is a really lovely fruity gin that i really enjoyed, i really want to try much more of this.
If you feel the same pop on over to Master of Malt and pick one up now.
Huge thanks to Williams Chase for the very generous sample.
(straight) There's an initial hint of chinese 5 spice in here with an underlying fruitiness with some freshly broken cinnamon sticks and crushed winter berries.
(with tonic) becomes very subtle with a only really a very gentle berry note coming through the tonic.
(straight) very sweet and tangy, completely the different to the nose on this, it's stickly sweet and there is a touch of cinnamon spice in there but major.
(with tonic) quite tangy fruits, winter berry especially, with edges of spice creeping in as the glass goes down
(straight) sweet and sticky with some gentle mixed spices.
(with tonic) tamer than straight but very nice indeed.