Merchant’s Heart Lemon Spirit Enhancer

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Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
Unaged

Closure: Crown cap

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Described as a “sparkling lemon flavoured mixer”, most of us will recognise this as a bitter lemon. Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, lemon juice from concentrate (4.5%), citric acid, lemon extract, flavourings (contains quinine), stabilisers (E1450, E445, E444) and Potassium Sorbate.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/08/2017

Appearance

(sample bottle best before 05/Oct/17) Cloudy with large sedimentary particles. Grey, almost milky.

Aroma

Zesty lemon and grapefruit with light quinine.

Taste

Lemon zest and cooked lemon juice. Fairly sweet but this is partially balanced by high carbonation, quinine bitterness and citric acidity.

Aftertaste

Lingering sweet and sour lemon.

Overall

Compared to other bitter lemons, Merchant’s Heart is perhaps more lemony than bitter with quinine fairly subdued. It’s appearance is let down by large sedimentary particles.

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