Having been a stalwart of another good gin that comes in a blue bottle, I decided to try this one for a change. I am totally converted. Love it, especially with Fever Treetonic. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.
This is a very tasty gin, which I enjoy neat, over ice, or mixed with some Fever Treetonic. For a dry gin, it is suprisingly sweet, perhaps due to the liquorice, but not excessively so. The botanicals are all very well balanced. I particularly like the subtle citrus flavours (although these are a little redundant, if you serve it with lime or lemon, as many will). I understand Sipsmith pioneered the micro-distilling industry, and for that, I'm very grateful to them!
This is a classic tasting gin - lots of juniper with a good background of citrus. Drunk neat there is quite a strong burn and an almost chemical taste, but with a bit of Fever Treetonic the taste becomes a lot softer and much more palatable. A very nice G & T was then enjoyed.
It is quite expensive, and the stopper on my bottle came apart, but when paired with a decent tonic it does produce an above average G & T.
Delicious floral gin. Goes very well with fever treetonic. It is fresh crisp and refreshing a total delight in a bottle. Love love love it. Can't think of anything else to say as I am to busy enjoying my gin.
Although whisk(e)y is usually my spirit of choice I do enjoy a G&T from time to time. Our drinks cabinet usually has some Beefeater or Bombay Sapphire on board but this year we have become a bit more adventurous with our gin selection and have added some Penderyn Brecon Botanicals from the Welsh distillery best known for it's whiskey and also some Monkey 47 from the distillery in the German Black Forest. I had seen a feature on the Sipsmith distillery on TV a while ago – possibly with Giles Coren – and was very pleased to be offered the chance to try some for myself. This Sipsmith is a classic London dry style gin, one of the few to still be actually produced in the capital; it uses 10 botanicals in its maceration: Juniper Berries, Coriander Seed, Angelica Root, Licorice Root, Orris Root, Ground Almond, Cassia Bark, Cinnamon, Orange Peel and Lemon Peel.
This Sipsmith is a superior gin that is obviously produced by people who care about their products. It is presented in a distinctive embossed bottle and has a label featuring a stylised illustration of their German- built copper still, affectionately known as Prudence. As for the gin itself it is definitely one gin drinkers will want to try for themselves – if you have not tried Fever Treetonic I would suggest that it compliments the Sipsmith gin perfectly, but perhaps also try with your regular tonic for a proper comparison with your usual gin.
With Christmas just around the corner your drinks cabinet may need a bit of restocking – if you want a gin that will be a bit of a talking point amongst your guests then this Sipsmith London dry gin would be ideal. For a premium product that is produced by hand this gin is very reasonably priced – and it does taste very good too! Recommended to gin lovers everywhere.