Warner Edwards Gin Tasting Notes

Posted: June 5, 2017 in English Gin, Gin

Harrington Dry Gin 44%

Created by best friends Sion Edwards and Tom Warner, Warner Edwards Gin is made in a 200-year-old converted barn in Harrington, Northamptonshire. Their neutral grain spirit is brought in from Langley’s and their botanicals are a heady international mix which includes Cardamon from Guatemala, angelica root from Holland, black pepper from Vietnam & cinnamon quills from Sri Lanka, along with local elderflower, Italian juniper and Spanish orange. Distillation takes place in a Holstein Still (similar to the Burleighs) called ‘Curiosity’.

Tasted: Mar 2017

An interesting, fresh nose with a quinine note? Relatively subtle juniper which has a light smokiness. The citrus notes have a pleasant sweetness and there’s a touch of cardamom, black pepper and nutmeg.

The palate is glacial fresh and crisp. It shows more juniper character and lemon. Subtly spiced middle and a long, dusty nutmeg and cinnamon finish.

Harrington Botanical Garden ‘Melissa Gin’ 43%

Small batch, made with lemon balm.

Tasted: Mar 2017

The nose displays plenty of pungent, earthy spirit notes along with earthy juniper, mint? and lemon balm. The aromas have a lovely, natural character.

The palate is oily and character with herbal juniper and again a slight mintiness. Earthy juniper, liquorice root and coriander mingle with the lemon balm, which lingers on the finish.

Harrington Elderflower Gin 40%

Infused with elderflower and sweetened post distillation

Tasted: Mar 2017

Quite a subtle nose with smoky juniper and floral elderflower and herbal notes.

The palate is sweet and sugary with hints of juniper and lemon. The elderflower comes through pretty strongly and it continues sweet. I don’t think there is quite enough citrus to balance the sweetness.

Harrington Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin 40%

The dry gin is re-distilled with crushed rhubarb juice.

Tasted: Mar 2017

A charming and subtle nose with a good combination of sweet and sour rhubarb. Hints of smoky juniper follow along with what seems like a touch of rose petal.

The palate displays the same, pleasant bitter/ sweet balance as the nose with plenty of rhubarb character. Hints of spice, juniper and rose petals follow along with a touch of cardamom and nutmeg. Good length with lingering rhubarb.

Harrington Sloe Gin 30%

Tasted: Mar 2017

The nose is quite subtle on the sloe character with hints of cumin, juniper and slightly mentholated herbal notes.

The palate displays both sweet and smoky sloe character along with hints of juniper. Quite fresh but the sweeter berry notes come through strongly on the finish.

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