No Lights London Dry Gin 750ml + No Frills 50ml
Juniper, coriander, angelica root, citrus peel and spices.
Juniper at first on the nose, quite classic, but a structured spice backbone creates depth and complexity. Angelica, coriander and a bit of citrus. A little intense on the nose with a touch of ethanol as well; however, the aroma itself is quite nice.
The palate has a distinctive creaminess to it, with a thick, rich viscosity. The base spirit itself has a nice texture, but the flavours make it. First a bit peppery with juniper and lemony citrus fading into a long rich finish of pine-laden juniper, orange zest, pumpkin pie spice and liquorice adding a hint of faint sweetness.
One finishes with botanicals which are richly coloured and balanced with a slight deference to citrus; however, it still feels nicely crafted and classic in construction.