Welcome to Day 10 of #GinMonth as I review Hunters Gin.
A wonderful sample of gin provided to me by the very lovely Charlie (@The_Lady_Sybil) from The Gin Fuelled Blue Stocking, many thanks for the sample!
Hunters Gin is a wonderful premium gin developed in Cheshire. It's made in traditional copper pot and rectifying stills (some of which being more than a century old!) and is flavoured with botanicals including juniper from the Balkans, French angelica, Spanish lemon peel and Florentine orris root.
Go try one, pop on over to Master of Malt and pick one up now.
(straight) The first note is a strong one of Juniper and flora with twiggy woodiness that reminds me of walking through bushes before a hint of lemon juice lime peel come in
(with tonic) the juniper is tamed quite a bit but the citrus notes become much more prominent, lovely and sweet lemon
(straight) quite chalky in nature with juniper and flora (some lavender) coming in also
(with tonic) still retains that touch of chalkiness with the juniper showing well and lots of citrus fruit, and even a touch of key lime pie
a touch chalky and very junipery.
(with tonic) sweet lime juice and a hint of pastry