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 Dry Gin 44%

Re-Tasted: Feb 2018

A good fresh nose with sweet juniper, lemon, pepper and coriander. Good complexity with a touch of oily spirit character and late orange and fleshy fruit.

The palate is soft and full with a good creamy mouth-feel. Juinper, coriander, pepper and orange come through and the middle is full and lemony. Long, fresh but sweet finish with a light spice 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 Botanical Garden ‘Melissa Gin’ 43%

Re-Tasted: Feb 2018

An earthy and oily nose with plenty of spirit character. The lemon and juniper is very subtle and gives the nose a simplistic feel. Late cinnamon notes.

The palate is sweet-ish and oily with earthy spice and very subtle juniper. A little flat to be honest with a fresher herbal finish. Not as interesting as I remember it.

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 Elderflower Gin 40%

Re-Tasted: Feb 2018

A pungent elderflower nose with hints of earthy juniper, coriander, cinnamon and a touch of lemon, which gives it a fresh edge.

The palate is sweeter than the nose, almost like an Old Tom and with an elderflower cordial-like character. Hints of juniper, pepper and sharper spices. Long and sweet-ish with a balancing citrus note in the finish.

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 Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin 40%

Re-Tasted: Feb 2018

The nose is subtly earthy with a gentle rhubarb character. Good sweet/ sour balance with a touch of juniper, coriander and elderflower.

The palate opens with some intensely sour rhubarb but the sweeter rhubarb notes balance. Very subtle on the juniper with coriander and floral elderflower. Soft, slightly citric and bitter finish with underlying castor sugar-like notes and lingering fleshy fruit.

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.

Harrington Sloe Gin 30%

Re-Tasted: Feb 2018

The nose is redolent of cumin, with sweet and bitter sloe notes. Subtle earthy and herbaceous notes and very subtle juniper notes follow.

The palate is thick and juicy with a good sweet/ sour balance. Plenty of sloe, along with hints of earth, pepper and cumin. Long, thick berry finish.

Harrington Honeybee Gin 43%

Tasted: Feb 2018

Aromas of oily spirit and hints of set honey, which become increasingly sweeter and pungent. The juniper is subtle and earthy. Late hints of pepper and coriander.

The palate opens with sweet honeycomb, sweet juniper and liquid honey. There are subtle notes of lemon, coriander and pepper on the middle. Good length with lingering juniper.

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