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Nordes Gin 40%

Tasted: Sept 2016

Botanicals include: Juniper, Cardamom, Verbena, Quinine, Ginger, Hibiscus, Bay Leaf, Eucalyptus, Sage, Mint and Tea

The nose is quite full and juniper with hints of bay leaf and mint. The hibiscus and verbena give it a sweet almost perfumed edge but a salty, sea breeze balances.

The palate is lightly oiled and shows a little more Albarino character. Subtle juniper with hints of verbena, mint, bay leaf an cardamom follow along with a touch of bitter sage. Like the nose the saltiness balances the perfumed, sweet hibiscus and although the finish is almost too perfumed the salty notes bring it back.