Love this gin. A bit more expensive but worth it. Smooth with hints of grapefruit. Not tons of juniper like so many others. Gin and tonics end up tart and delicious with a bit of fresh lime added. If you ever have the chance, this distillery in Denver gives a great tour as well.
Appearance: dark straw... Nose: Young rye, light juniper, lime juice, faint sweetness. Quite inviting, especially by Gin standards... Palate: Initial wave of black pepper and faint rye spice with background of faint juniper, then very mildly sweet with a hint of coriander. More herbs and pepper in the later midpalate... Mouthfeel: Slightly above average... Finish: Mild linger of the pepper and herbs with a faint sweetness... Overall: Very drinkable, nice spice like a Rye but with the juniper, coriander, and citrus of a Gin. Best of both worlds. Stands up to dilution with club soda in a highball. Only small complaint is that the subtlety is lost in some fancy Gin cocktails, but overall almost perfect.
If you love juniper, you will fall head over heels for this flavor palate. Sipsmith is a balance of juniper berry and lemon without the harsh taste of alcohol. Not too sweet and not too sour, it is a joy to drink on the rocks. I have to remind myself that I didn't add a mixer while sipping. Sipsmith, Fever-Tree tonic (I use the original and my husband prefers the Indian which has a bitter flavor) and a lime twist is my go to mixed drink. Never boring and always inspiring.
I am not a Hendricks fan. It is a good gin, but I do not like the floral or herb aspects unless prepared by a mixologist. If you are looking for something similar to Hendricks perhaps look elsewhere.
This is a gin you can sip without any tonic or additives. It is outstanding with Elderflower tonic or any tonic really. So smooth and hints of honey. My new favorite gin. I highly recommend it to everyone
I haven't traditionally liked gins because they were so heavy on the juniper and pine right up front. This is not the case here. Great lemony nose. Really light and floral without being overwhelming, with a little bit of pine and juniper on the end. I could sip this on a regular basis.