Broker’s Tasting Notes

Posted: April 17, 2014 in English Gin, Gin

Broker’s London Dry Gin 40%

Base Spirit is quadruple distilled from English Wheat at the Langley Distillery situated near Birmingham.

Botanicals (Juniper, Coriander Seed, Oris Root, Nutmeg, Cassia Bark, Cinnamon, Liquorice, Orange & Lemon Peel, Angelica Root) seeped for 24 hours before re-distilling.

Tasted: July 2013

An aromatic nose of juniper and citrus (crisp lemon). Quite fresh with a touch of neutral spirit and angelica. Underneath is some soft, woody spices and, coriander. 

The palate is soft and slightly creamy with juniper, lemon peel and anise like spice. A little bitter on the middle but pleasantly balanced. Quite full with quite a hit of spice and a long, angelica and lemon finish. 

Broker’s London Dry Gin 47%

Tasted: July 2013

The nose is intense and very lemony with a sweet sherbert and soft spirit note, along with angelica, woody spice and juniper (which is more in the background). With time it becomes lightly earthy and straw like in character. 

The palate is quite soft (given the abv) and very spicy with plenty of coriander and woody/ barky spice. The lemon comes through on the middle along with hints of juniper. Still very spicy with a dry, palate tingling finish. Surprisingly it feels not as complex as the 40% bottling but there is definitely more spiciness!

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