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Edinburgh Gin – Rhubarb & Ginger

Edinburgh Gin
Rhubarb & Ginger 
Ian Macleod Distillers

ABV: 40%
Country: Scotland
Style: Flavoured
Price per bottle: £29.99
Availability: Travel Retail

David T. Smith – 9.2

Nose: Beautiful, plump, and aromatic notes of rhubarb; fresh and fruity with a whisper of spicy ginger in the background.

Palate: Delightfully creamy with a hint of vanilla custard. This is followed by notes of baked rhubarb with caramelized brown sugar, then botanical characters of juniper and citrus.

Finish: Crystalized ginger comes through towards the end, adding a gentle, but increasing heat.

Comments: A superb example of a flavoured gin that really captures the flavours of rhubarb and ginger. Nice to sip on its own over ice or with a splash of ginger ale.

Sam Coyne – 8.8

Nose: Rhubarb and Custard sweets, raspberry icing sugar and the faintest hint of juniper.

Palate: Citrus initially, lemon and orange. Piney juniper. A clear and distinct note of rhubarb, which brings with it a sharp tang. A ginger note comes to the fore and balances sweetness. Tasty stuff.

Finish: Long with the sharp rhubarb note and a warming ginger spice.

Comments: Quickly becoming a classic flavour combination. Has a nice mouthfeel and full of flavour. Feels so suited for summer G&Ts, but I’d like to try it in a take on a Clover Club.

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