Rock Town Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: April 29, 2014 in American Gin, Gin

Brandon’s Gin 46%

Vapour infused Juniper, coriander, angelica, cinnamon, lemon peel zest, orange peel zest, anise.

Tasted: June 2013

A very fresh and citrusy nose. Exceedingly lemony with hints of juniper and angelica. The spices are very subtle but they do have a lovely earthy character. With time a light, toasted corn note appears.

Dry, fresh and citrusy on the palate with subtle notes of juniper and coriander. There is plenty of angelica on the middle and it becomes quite intense and spicy! The alcohol definitely gives it a bite! Good length with the anise coming through on the finish.

Brandons Barrel Reserve Gin 46%

Batch 4/ Btl: Winter 2015/ Tasted: Dec 2015

Considering its deep, dark colour the oak is relatively subtle and it adds a lovely toasty vanilla note to the slightly mentholated herbs and juniper.

Like the nose the oak is subtle. Gently vanilla’d with lightly mentholated mint, juniper, liquorice and a touch of coriander. Lovely leafyness and a long, dry, wood spice and peanut finish with the sweet juniper returning.

Rock Town Barrel Aged Gin 46%

Tasted: Feb 2015

Pungent juniper aromas with citrus, cinnamon, coriander seed and nutmeg. Quite herbal with a very subtle oak character. Lightly smoked and pleasantly balanced.

The palate is oily and spicy – dusty cinnamon and coriander along with building juniper and herbal notes. The oak is a little tannic with some toasted vanilla. Good, spicy finish with a little bitterness coming through but the herbal, juniper and anise notes linger.

 

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