Strong citrus nose, acidic lemon dominating. Good bit of alcohol notes in there too, along with some juniper. There’s a sweetness and a distinct floral fruity character in the background: bright and strongly aromatic that sets it apart especially from typical London Dry style gins.
The palate is a bit oily and thick, covering the tongue thoroughly and slowly. Though it begins very mild with not a whole lot of flavor. The effect is unleashed when it fully covers the mouth, heat and slightly spicy lemon with a touch of earthy floral notes. There’s some juniper on the edges in here, and it shines best at the close of the taste in the back of the palate. The finish is tight and long, with heat, coriander, juniper and a balanced citrus note. Although there’s a gin like quality in here, with juniper present in all phases of the tasting, it isn’t quite the driver. But not quite the backseat as in some Contemporary gins. I want to call this contemporary, but I think the flavor profile and botanical mix [as well as how the notes come through] that don’t seem radically situated in the contemporary gin movement. But it’s not quite classic.