Product of: United Kingdom
Based on wheat and barley and made in a grain to glass distillery in the Scottish Highlands using a 500 litre still with 5 locally foraged botanicals including Sea Buckthorn.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 25/07/2020
Crystal clear. (sample bottle batch No.5, bottle No. 130, distilled 25/May/20)
Barley new-make spirit with subdued juniper and minty pine freshness.
New-make spirit with assertive black pepper spice. As with the nose, botanicals are relatively subdued but attractive.
Juniper notes are more obvious in the savoury finish.
Strictly speaking, gin should be based on a neutral spirit but Sutors Gin is based on a more characterful barley and wheat spirit. This spirit contributes substantially to this gin's flavour which is perhaps more about the base spirit than the botanicals. As a "botanical spirit" I'd score Sutors 5-out-of-5 but classic gin-lovers may be disappointed. Despite this I still recommend Sutors.