Very good.. delicious and changing. With my first taste (just straight and room temperature) the gin was very floral.. but after adding ice and having another drink I got notes of strawberry and raspberry.. very different and very smooth.. I finished with ice and soda and it made a very complex delicious cocktail. Love it.
Color is absent, clear. Nose is floral, with a bouquet of unidentified flowers and lavender dominating. Underneath the floral is the classic Hendrick's Rose and cucumber. First sip is pleasant, floral, gentle. No harsh flavor or finish. The lavender does not overpower but shows. The floral is soft and mildly sweet. Quite pleasant on the rocks. Tonic water becomes very important, however, due to the delicate floral notes. Mixing with too powerful a tonic (i.e. Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water) and the bitterness of the quinine overpowers the notes and they are lost. Diet tonic (i.e. Zevia Tonic Water) also interferes with gentle notes. The right tonic though (Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water) enhances the floral notes and makes a refreshingly light and floral drink. Overall, this is a solid Gin, but I prefer classic Hendrick's for its simplicity and Orbium for its uniqueness over this take.
It is a very floral and intricate flavored liquor that I hesitate to call”gin.” It does not play nicely with traditional gin mixers and given it’s complexity is best sipped over ice or in the driest of martinis. I had longed for this elusive bottle since I first heard of it. Now it sits in my cabinet, having been tasted,
Definitely not a classic Gin, but what makes it different is what makes it excellent. It is floral and almost sweet. Being that it already has quinine, I love just adding club soda for a healthier and less sweet take on a gin and tonic
I've gotten to the point where, with most gins, I need to add a dash or two of bitters to my gin & tonic to give it a little more depth. This is the first gin that has made me realize that there are no bitters that could possibly improve the experience. I may even start to forego the twist of lime.
Extremely good gin. Very smooth with all the flavors you would expect with some floral & lavender essence that is expertly applied to be pleasant and not overwhelming-adds a great little twist to your gin n tonics, martinis, and Tom Collins! Worth every penny
Love this gin! This is my second bottle and we love drinking it in a martini with a small splash of dry vermouth and a lemon twist. This is one of the most interesting and unusual gins I’ve had in a long time. Don’t cover up the flavor with too many mixers. It’s beautiful on its own.