Chinnery Gin

55.00

Let artist George Chinnery take you on an epic journey from Georgian Dublin to the great trading port of Canton, in Imperial China. Imagine the sweet fragrance of osmathus hanging in the air while tall ships are loaded with teas, spices, porcelain and silk for the long voyage back to Europe.

Chinnery Gin captures the flavours of the Old China Trade, distilling the most delicate of the botanicals individually under vacuum at low temperature to extract the best possible flavour.

Botanicals used: Osmanthus Flower, Oolong Tea, Cassia Bark, Grains of Paradise, Liquorice, Sweet Orange Peel, Coriander Seed, Angelica Root, Orris Root and Juniper.

Country: Ireland

Alcohol Volume: 43%

Tasting Notes: Nose
Very floral, leading into hedgerow notes of honeysuckle, wild herbs, cleavers and bramble. Warm fruit, sun-ripened strawberries and rhubarb, petals crushed underfoot and honey. Botanical notes of juniper and coriander, light, clean and summery, like lazy hazy summer evenings, decadent, aromatic and exotic. There is a lovely note of gooseberries with orange zest.

Palate
Rich, creamy and zingy on the palate. Warming and mouth watering, juicy summer fruits and fresh herbal notes coming through. Sweet spicy flavours of clove and cardamon, floral like a sunny wall garden, quite heady, wallflowers and stewed fruits, jam, buttery lemon slices. Really floral, like a fruity summer jelly, or Turkish Delight.

Finish
Crisp, clean and green on the finish, almost Mediterranean, a hint of olives. Very satisfying.