Pickerings Gin 1947, 70cl
This marvellously mixed gin is handcrafted at Summerhall Distillery - the first gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years, on the site of the Old Royal School of Veterinary Studies. Based on an original Bombay recipe, kept secret since 1947, Pickering's is a spectacularly smooth and flavoursome gin. Perfect for all social creatures.
Nose: Dried lime peels at first, though it soon enough develops a core of chopped green herbs.
Palate: Soft and creamy, and quite Christmas-y too! Cinnamon, clove and fruit notes result in an almost mince pie-like flavour profile.
Finish: Remains festively sweet, with a crackle of peppery juniper right on the tail.