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Castle Gate Gin

Strawberry and Lavender Gin



ABV: 38.0%

Country: ENGLAND Style: Flavoured Price per bottle: Availabili­ty: UK


Nose: An almost wild strawberry note: very plump, ripe berries combined with dark leafiness. Lemon sherbet and sweet florals, like Love Heart sweets.

Palate: Slightly viscous. Plump strawberri­es alongside a medicinal herbal note and slightly toasted lavender.

Finish: The fruits start to get jammy, with a dusting of stalky lavender on top. The leafy herbal note returns.

Comments: Almost liqueur-like in its texture and flavours – one for a summery drink with lots of crushed ice.



Nose: Plump, juicy strawberry aromas and the soft, relaxing florality of dried lavender.

Palate: Bold, jammy strawberry upfront: strawberry conserve, jelly, and strawberry splits (the ice lollies). The lavender is secondary, and other botanicals are modest.

Finish: Lingering jammy notes of strawberry and tinned raspberrie­s with a touch of cherry.

Comments: While I like the flavour innovation, strawberry sweetness overwhelme­d the rest of the gin at times. That said, it would work well in a summery highball.


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