Sharish Blue Magic Gin (50cl, 40%)
A bright blue Portuguese gin from the Sharish range – the magnificent colour comes from extracts of a flower known as blue pea, and when you mix the gin with tonic, it turns pink! Botanicals also include juniper, coriander, angelica root, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon peel, strawberry and raspberry.
Nose: Loads of raspberry and strawberry notes up front. Stem ginger and coriander arrive in support, but the berries are the main attraction here.
Palate: Quite spicy at first – cinnamon and more ginger. Waves of lemon and angelica develop. Another burst of juicy berry notes later on.
Finish: Soft juniper and a pinch of leafy coriander.