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Royal Fox Old Tom Gin (Episode 218)

We have great pleasure in tasting yet another gin from the Royal Fox Distillery, this time their Old Tom Gin.

Old Tom Gin is slightly sweeter than “normal” London Dry Gin.

This Gin is superb, great taste, no burn, and has a great length as well as having an excellent after taste.

With tonic, John M felt that the sweetness comes out more John also felt that people that felt London Dry Gin was too dry, this gin would make an ideal choice.

Another great product from the Royal Fox stable.

 

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Royal Fox Navy Strength Gin (Episode 208)

In this Gin Fun episode, we taste a fantastic Navy Strength Gin made in the little town, Skelmanthorpe, just outside of Huddersfield, where the actress that currently plays Dr Who, Jodie Whittaker, grew up!

Navy strength means that in the days of wooden warships if a barrel of gin was to split open and spill onto the gun powder casks the gun powder would still ignite because of the high alcohol content (57% Proof)!

On the nose, when neat, there is a definite orange scent, on the palette, the orange comes through just as much. Also for a gin that is 57% proof the gin is very smooth and hardly burns the mouth and throat at all.

When tonic is added the orange scent is still there, hardly dissipated by the tonic water. John M detected more of an earthy scent with the tonic added. The tonic makes it a “spot-on” Gin and Tonic. The flavour is softened but not compromised!

 

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Whittakers Original Gin (Episode 204)

In this episode, we taste another Whittaker Gin, this time their original.

On the nose, the smell of lemon immediately shone through!

Neat the taste was spot on “classic” gin!

The tonic does make the gin much more subtle on the nose, but has it has a significant change on the taste, but still giving that quintessential gin and tonic taste.

In our opinion, this would make an ideal gin for someone just getting into gin or trying to! 🙂

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Whittaker’s Navy Strength Gin (Episode 199)

In this episode, we taste a Navy Strength Gin created by Whittakers in North Yorkshire.
At 57% proof, this gin is so smooth.
It is a very complex gin in terms of taste with many flavours developing as you hold it in your mouth. Absolutely beautiful!
With tonic added the gin still holds it’s character, the tastes change slightly but it still tastes so delicious!

Well worth a try!

 

 

 

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Whittakers Winter Solstice Gin (Episode 202)

In this episode, we taste some more Whittakers gin. This time, having already tasted their Summer Solstice Gin, we taste their Winter solstice Gin.

On the nose, the fragrance is definitely of orange with John M getting a whiff of cinnamon.

On the taste with the gin just neat, Star of Anise and Cinnamon are present with the orange being only slightly detectable.

With tonic added the taste of winter and the holiday season still remains.

 

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Masham Rhubarb Gin (Episode 185 Part 4)

In the last part of this episode, we taste the Masham Rhubarb Gin.

 

The main ingredient of this gin is, of course, Rhubarb, but it also has some Rose and Ginger botanicals included which sound s like a great combination.

The colour was very vibrant, almost luminous!

This Gin is 42% ABV unlike some of the flavoured gins where the ABV can be as low 20%.

John L thought the gin smelt like stewed rhubarb prepared for Rhubarb pie and he could also just detect the ginger too.

The taste was terrific coming in several waves of full-on Rhubarb, then Rose and then the ginger taste comes through.

When drunk neat there is absolutely no alcohol bite.

For both us, when we added the tonic, it made the drink just too sweet for our taste, making this a drink that we would prefer neat.


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Whittaker’s Summer Solstice Gin (Episode 193)

In this episode, we taste Whittaker’s Summer Solstice gin.

On the nose, the grapefruit comes through and on the tongue, the taste is quite forceful.

The alcohol may be hiding some of the taste when drunk neat and when tasted with tonic the grapefruit smell seemed to have morphed into tangerines.

We both prefered this gin with tonic, making it smoother and the tonic brought out the tangerines taste together with making the gin “juicier” made the drink.

This is a great summer G&T!

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Masham Chocolate Malt Barley (Episode 185 Part 3)

We were privileged and excited to be joined by another YouTuber – Annabell from the WineScribble channel.

Take a look at Annabell’s fantastic channel at WineScribble

Whilst in the UK Annabell honoured with a visit to our cellar and we took the opportunity to invite Annabell to taste to some craft gin from the Masham Distillery.

 

The gin we were tasting was Masham Gin Distillery Chocolate Barley Gin. The gin gets it’s name from the barley which has been roasted causing it’s “skin” to go a chocolate colour.

This is another fantastic unique gin from the Masham Gin Distillery stable and if you like subtle and unique flavours this gin is the way to go. Like all of Mashams gins this gin is smooth, rounded and even at 42% allows you to taste the different flavours that all go to make up it’s complexity.

In fact, all three of us preferred drinking it neat, as whilst obviously, the tonic made it into a long drink, but the tonic masked some of the flavours.

Even Annabell was impressed!

 

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Masham Masla Chia Gin (Episode 185 Part 2)

 

In this episode, John and I taste another fantastic gin from the Spirit of Masham Distillery. This time we taste the first gin ever developed by them, their Masala Chia Gin. This gin really is unique and separates itself from the rest of the market because of it’s unique flavour profile.

It’s tastes are soft and rounded even though it is 42% ABV meaning it can easily be enjoyed neat with maybe a chunk or two of ice.

If you are looking for something different this is the gin to try.

In the video we cover the flavours that we can uncover, but can you detect any others – let us know via the comments box or via email.

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Masham Classic Gin Review (Episode 185 Part 1)

Following on from John L’s visit to Masham Gin distillery and his interview with Derek, the two Johns settle down in the cellar to taste the Masham Gin’s Classic Gin.

This is a very smooth and subtly different from other craft gins we have tasted – what can we say, a brilliant gin.

With tonic added the drink has a wonderful effect of you first tasting the tonic and then the gin taste follows on later almost as if you have sipped two separate drinks one after the other.

 

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