Category: Other Distilled Gins
Product of: Netherlands
Named after Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), a Royal physician and botanist, whose botanical collection formed the foundation of what is now the Natural History Museum, Sloane's gin reflects a small part of his collection of botanicals. Read more
Sampled on 02/02/2012
Clean, aromatic but delicate nose with fragrant citrus notes rising over coriander and piney juniper.
Clean, very soft and well balanced palate with juniper very evident but not dominating citrus, cardamom and coriander. Liquorice and vanilla add discernable sweeten and enhance the parma violet and tea flavours of the bitter orris root.
The finish is much drier than the palate with lasting juniper, citrus and liquorice flavours. We loved this gin neat so tried it in both a Dry Martini and G&T. Sadly we found it just too soft to stand up to 1:5 vermouth and a double G&T.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap