Distiller: New Riff
Bottler: New Riff
Brand: New Riff
ABV: 47% ABV
Nose: The nose on this gin is filled with cream, confectioners sugar, pepper, some lemon curd and a hint of malt. Sweet, zesty citrus plays nicely with the rising bread notes and some hefty pepper.
Taste: The palate is medium thickness, it coats well but does not convey that really rich mouth feel. Heat is very much in check, though. Lots of vanilla, clove, some pepper and orange peel. Lemon zest and crisp juniper.
Finish: The finish is shorter, but pleasant. The juniper, pepper and lemon zest stick more to the spotlight, allowing the creamy sweetness to fade along with the vanilla.
Overall: Overall, this is very good, with a lot going for it. To me, this is a neat sipper. It sort of gets buried in cocktails, especially if bitters or aggressive citrus are involved, but it did work pretty well with a nice tonic and just a hint of lime. This is a gin I wouldd drink neat or on a rock with ease, and I am loving that complexity.
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