Rhubarb & Ginger
Ian Macleod Distillers
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.