Said to be distilled to a recipe dating from the 1850s and then cask rested for 3-4 weeks in casks ex-Scotch whisky casks. Hayman's 1850 Reserve Gin is distilled in small batches of 5,000 bottles with each bottle carrying the batch and individual bottle number.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 02/02/2012
(batch No. 00-001, Bot No. 0855) Crystal clear. No colour from oak ageing.
Clean attractive and aromatic nose with generous pine forest-like juniper and fresh coriander.
Reassuringly traditional, pine-fresh juniper and coriander palate with earthy parma violet (orris root?), liquorice and gentle dry spice.
Cleansing spice continues in the finish with lingering dry oaky bitterness.