Ok…. I think I’m ready to award Warner Edwards the honour of being my favourite gin distillery. Wait, you don’t have a favourite distillery?! And you call yourself a gin lover….
I haven’t tried a gin from Warner Edwards that I wouldn’t happily add to my collection. I like the bottles, colourful but classic in shape, and I like the gins. I really, really like the gins. They’re just all so interesting. Admittedly I am yet to try the sloe gin (I’m not really sure how I feel about buying a ready-made sloe gin) and I haven’t tried the elderflower (which feels a little too summery for right now). But I’d bet my cat they’re great too.
This is Warner Edwards most classic take on gin however it’s anything but run-of-the-mill. Apologies for the crap picture, I was admittedly more focused on drinking that gin!
Details: The first gin from Warner Edwards, Harrington Dry was released in 2012. It contains 10 botanicals including cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon quills, along with local elderflower, Italian juniper and Spanish orange. 44% abv.
Bottle: A deep blue glass, solidly cylindrical and squared off at the neck. Sealed with a rubber stopper and blue wax.
Serve: Premium tonic and a slice of orange.
Nose: Wonderfully aromatic nose with heady spice notes.
Tasting notes: A classic gin that is heavy on the spices, making it intensely warm and smooth. The slice of orange brings out the hints of sweetness. Makes a classy gin and tonic.
Drink, buy or bin? Put it on the Christmas wish list. Great gin, maybe a little pricey and not that widely available for the everyday.
Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin can be found online on their own website or at Masters of Malt for around £33 for 70cl.