Rich & smooth with a rosemary finish — yes siree, we're liking Hampshire's newest gin.
Distilled in small batches in a copper pot-still, Mary Rose retains a higher essential oil content than most gins. This gives it both richness and smoothness, nodding to the traditional, juniper-heavy Premium London Dry Gin whilst adding notes of grapefruit at the front of the palate and rosemary for a soft finish. Muddy has tried it and we agree, t’is first-rate grog. Timbers shivering, etc.
Seeing as it’s the start of the British rhubarb season, we also had to share this flavoured gin from Foxdentons — loving the colour, it matches our logo don’cha think? Expect summer fruits & herbs on the nose with well rounded acidity and plenty of Yorkshire rhubarb on the palate.
Both bottles are available online at Andover’s The Gin Stall where you’ll find an eye-watering collection of artisan gins (150 at the last count). Lots from Hampshire, as well, including Wessex Spirits, Gorilla Spirits and Dancing Cows.
The stall also has a pop-up presence at weddings, markets & fêtes across Hampshire. Keep an eye out for the company’s inaugural Gin Festival, launching at The Lights on 27th and 28th July.
Words: Mary Malyon, Editor: Muddy Hants.