Balmenach / Caorunn Gin

Caorunn Small Batch Gin Review

Caorunn Small Batch Scottish GinOn Wednesday Night i was lucky enough to partake in the #AlliedGlassTT tweet tasting organised by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and to sample a range of Gins including this Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin.

Fabulous fruity and creamy Gin, lots and lots going on in here, and probably the strongest nose of the set we tried, lots of lovely appley/orchard notes (which is why it goes great with a slice of apple in the G&T serve) along with citrus fruit and pickled lemons.

Easily my favourite of the evening.

You can pick up a bottle from Specialists like Master of Malt

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

(straight) big ppowerful juniper notes with lots of grassy herby orchard notes, sweet and enticing

(with tonic) orchard fruits and juniper powerful, creamy but with a peppery citrussy background

Palate

(straight) sweet and peppery grapefruit and pickled lemons, lots of juniper to tangle with an appley earthiness

(with tonic) fizzy and sweet and sour, haribo tangtastics with earthy bramley apples and juniper/grassyness

Finish

(straight) powerful pepper and pickled lemons

(with tonic) sweet pickled lemons, no pepper anymore

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Caorunn Small Batch Gin
Age: NAS
ABV: 41.80
Distiller: Balmenach
Bottler: Caorunn Gin
Type: Gin
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 23/05/2015 by Tom



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