Masons of Yorkshire Tasting Notes

Posted: May 31, 2016 in English Gin, Gin, White Spirits

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin 42%

Juniper, Cardamon, Orange, Fennel, Bay Leaf and Szechwan pepper.

Tasted: Apr 2016

Quite intense and fresh with sweet juniper, orange and fennel. Slightly earthy with spicy pepper and late bay leaf notes. Underlying is a subtle wheaty, spirit note.

The palate is fresh but fuller with sweet juniper, citrus and subtle pepper notes. Good intensity and complexity with developing cardamom and earthy spices. Good length with lingering cardamom, fennel and bay leaf.

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin – Lavender Edition 42%

Tasted: Apr 2016

The nose is rather subdued and flat, with a blink and you miss it lavender note. Hints of juniper and citrus follow.

The palate is a little fresher with sweet juniper and a touch of over sweet lavender. Plenty of cardamom on the middle but it’s really bittering. Dry, earthy, lavender finish but the bitterness lingers.

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin – Yorkshire Tea Edition 42%

Tasted: Apr 2016

The nose is definitely not subtle! A combination of cold Yorkshire tea and heavy, almost feinty, oily, wheaty spirit. There’s a touch of liquorice, black pepper but the tea is seriously overpowering.

The palate is dusty and earthy, with, again plenty of slightly bitter tea leaves and just a hint of sweet juniper an cardamom on the middle. Slightly better balanced but it’s very bitter. Good finish, if somewhat drying with lingering tea notes.

 

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