Today’s gin was Christopher Wren Gin, a London dry gin from the City of London Distillery. I had it with Fever Tree tonic water. It was colourless. It, like the previous two gins, smelt of gin — juniper, of course — but the aroma disappeared quickly. I could taste citrus notes, and maybe a sappy, piney twang. There was a grapefruit taste on the back of the tongue. I didn’t like this gin, and I gave it a 4/10.
The distiller describes it like this:
Christopher Wren Gin has been designed by expert Master Distiller Tom Nichol. This premium gin combines the subtle flavours of juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and sweet orange to give a complex gin that balances quality and flavour.City of London Distillery
So nothing like what I experienced, then. My gin-tasting skills clearly need some work. Fortunately, there are several more gins to try.
This is what I posted on Twitter about it:
#Ginvent day 3: I’m getting grapefruit on the back of my tongue. It’s also quite junipery. Is it sappy? What does sap taste like? pic.twitter.com/byhUOJvyMZCaity Ross (@pandammonium) December 3, 2016