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Oh boy. Let's address the elephant in the room - the bottle is a work of art. And this particular work of art means something. It's the DNA of the gin - the coloured bars are a cheerful expression of each and every botanical used in the making of the gin.
What's inside the bottle is equally as impressive. Using both hot and cold distillation techniques, head distiller Richard selects the best way of drawing out the flavour of each botanical, and then 'twists' the two together.
It's an excellent gin, and the perfect addition to any modern drinks cabinet, especially alongside the two other expressions from Twisting Spirits!
700ml - 41.5%
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The two main flavours, as expressed on the bottle, are kaffir lime and lemongrass. In fact, all 18 botanicals are listed on the bottle. Overall, it's a rich expression of a fresh, citrussy gin - exotic, fragrant and aromatic, it's perfect for a hot summers day.
Interestingly, Mary and Richard recommend serving with a slice of fresh ginger, a sprig of mint or slice of lime. A whole red chilli completes the look.
The first thing that strikes you about the 3 distilled gins from Twisting Spirits is the beautiful, vibrant bottles. Is that shallow? Maybe, but let's come back to it later, because, fortunately, what's inside the bottle backs up the brand.
The 'twisting' refers to the process that Richard has devised to capture the best of the range of botanicals that make up each expression. Some botanicals are best when heated in a typical hot distillation process (juniper, for example), while others are better off cold distilled. At Twisting Spirits, they do both. And then 'twist' them together. Clever.
The flavour profile that is the result of this is then visually captured on the bottle. Each band represents a botanical, and the size of it represents the potency on the palate. As a bonus, it basically looks like full-blown art too.More about Twisting Spirits