Inspired by fragrant and exotic flavours Skully Gin Oriental Citrus blends floral, lemony Buddha’s hand with tart, citrus yuzu for a lovely crisp gin.
Skully is a fantastic small batch brand who distill and produce their tasty gins in the south of The Netherlands using 100% pure grain. Taking their classic London Dry Gin as a base, Skully Gin then redistill this with citrus fruits inspired by a journey to the orient. Their Oriental Citrus is loaded with tangy botanicals including lemon grass, sweet orange, buddha’s hand, lemon, lime and yuzu fruit. This is balanced by liquorice and vanilla for a hint of sweetness, cardamom and orris root give a touch of spice.
There is a gorgeous burst of citrus yuzu and Buddha’s hand on the nose. The use of yuzu fruit as well as increasing the levels of sweet orange, lemon and lime make this gin both refreshing and exceptionally smooth. Aromatic citrus peel leads into sharp, clean notes of lemon and grapefruit on the palate, which is packed with citrus flavours including lime and sweet orange, followed by fresh pine flavours from the juniper on the finish.