Pickerings Navy Strength Gin, 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. Here we have their robust Navy Strength offering.
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.