Product of: United Kingdom
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Made to a 1940s Sri Lankan recipe, Colombo No.7 is distilled in England using a copper pot still with seven spices and botanicals: four of them native to Sri Lanka – cinnamon bark, curry leaf, ginger root and coriander seed. These are used alongside juniper berries, liquorice and angelica.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/06/2017
White pepper, celery salt, piney juniper and earthy parma violet. Dilution releases whiffs of fresh flat leaf coriander.
Black pepper spice, piney juniper, liquorice, with nutty woody angelica, mild cinnamon and ginger. Curry leaf is detectable but only due to being prompted to look for it by the list of ingredients.
Zesty citrus, herbaceous juniper and black pepper spice. Perhaps with curry leaf as finish fades.
This gin may be distilled with exotic ingredients such as curry leaf but it is classically restrained in style – a true London dry – just with subtle hints of a more exotic place than London.