on 4 November 2016
This is one of several reviews I will be doing of various gins.
I have something of a gin habit and rather geekily score gins for both g&t and martini on a spreadsheet (I mix 1:5 with a twist of lemon, well I don't mix it myself thats what husbands are for ) . I score out of ten and I give my go to gin (Bombay London) a 5 out of 10 to act as a baseline to judge against. We score more than once so I get an idea of how they taste over different times and occasions. Please remember these scores are personal and what I like you might not.
So on to Caorunn
The bottle is an unusual shape and would make a lovely gift.
The G and T is nice and refreshing. It is a mellow, gently favoured gin with a slightly sweet flavour. We compared it to Botanist, the famous Scottish gin from Islay, in a blind test, and we both felt that it came out slightly ahead. It is wonderful served with a slice of red apple. We also plan to try it with a slice of mango as we think that will work well.
For the martini we paired it with Noilly Pratt and found it to be very smooth, not at all harsh like some other gins.
In terms of small batch gins this is a good price. We are onto our second bottle so it is definitely on our buy again gin.
on 27 July 2014
It's 1978 and you're in the first class lounge waiting for your Concorde flight to New York. You order a Gin and Tonic, this is what you would have got.
A really smooth and sophisticated old world taste/smell.
Buy a bottle, pour an inch into your favourite glass. Add a Fever Tree Tonic, ice and a tiny slice of lime. Fall into a world class Gin + Tonic.
on 3 August 2015
I am a huge fan of Scottish gins like hendricks or edinbourgh gin as i find london gins a bit bland and tasteless. Caorunn is amazing, dry with a slightly sweet finish and very distincitve but not over powering flavour but i would class it in the same area as hendricks is very floral very feminine and delicate. Any gin drinker will admire this gin and become their new favourite :-)
on 26 August 2013
This is a lovely aromatic gin. Although the manufacturers recommend having it with tonic and a slice of red apple, I've discovered that it goes extremely well with a dash of elderflower cordial, topped up with sparkling water. Very refreshing