At A Glance
3 to 5 working days
Orange and Cloves
Submitted on 2016-02-25 Adam
Full of excitement at the recent London Gin Festival, a hot list of new gins to explore and find something new, exciting and bold. That excitement was drained away by inadvertently trying Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin at my first stop. Neat there are punchy aromas of clove, lemongrass, spicy pepper and rosehip rising out of the glass and slapping you across the face in the style of the old Tango adverts. It felt like you had walked off a sun-soaked beach in the far east into the cooled, enticing environment of a beautiful spa. On the palate the taste trip to Asia was sudden and as bold as the aroma, then familiar warmth of juniper and a roundedness from vanilla bringing you back to the Amsterdam/Genever roots.
Needless to say after that flavour explosion I had no chance of finding anything comparable for the rest of the day, some close, but not quite there. So be warned, this could seriously dampen your enjoyment of some other spectacular gins, leave it as the treat for the end of the evening like a trip to the spa for a relax and unwind after a long day on the beach.