Cocktails with… Gordon’s Castle Gin

Gordons Castle Gin FINAL

Gordon’s Castle Gin is inspired by the walled garden at Gordon Castle estate in Moray, Scotland, although it is made at the Timbermill Distillery in London. As a result, its botanicals include: mint, lavender, and gooseberries. The gin is bottled at 43.0% ABV.

The Taste

On its own
Nose: Juniper, coriander, citrus, and an earthy spiciness with a hint of nutty chocolate.
Taste: This gin has a smooth texture. There is a touch of vanilla, followed by juicy citrus, juniper, and a little menthol pepper on the finish.

Gin & Tonic
Just like the gin served neat, this is another classic drink: dry and fresh, with a hint of citrus. The notable dryness is accompanied by a pleasant crispness, whilst the gin works well with no garnish either lemon or lime would work well, I think I’d go with the former.

Martini
Clean and crisp, with a dry finish. This has a whole array of luscious, fruity, leafy elements, plus a touch of herbaceousness. Again, classic and very good.

Negroni
Simple, but very, very bitter, with lots of earthy notes. This is incredibly intense, with some vegetable notes somewhat reminiscent of asparagus. Overall, this is bold, with good flavour integration.

In Conclusion
Gordon’s Castle Gin is a classic gin with a little extra dryness and a touch of bitterness, as well as some pepper menthol notes that help it to stand out from the crowd. It is very mixable, indeed, and without a doubt the extra-bitter Negroni was my favourite.

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