Category: London dry / classic gins
Product of: United Kingdom
Dating back to 1736, Nicholson was one of the best-known London gin brands, specified by name in classic cocktail tomes such The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails and The Savoy Cocktail Book. This 2017 reincarnation is true to the original Nicholson recipe with 10 botanicals: Read more
Sampled on 11/09/2017
Piney juniper, pavement after rain minerality, orange led zesty citrus, Dentine chewing gum-like notes (perhaps from the cassia bark) and faint parma violet cold stewed tea (perhaps from orris root).
Dry with cracked black pepper and piney juniper smoothed by black liquorice and nutty earthy angelica root. Citrusy notes are very evident but much more subdued than on the nose.
Black pepper and nutmeg spiced liquorice, piney juniper and milky builder’s tea.
Cracked black pepper is more prevalent in this classically London styled gin than I remember from rare vintage samples, but this modern recreation does have Nicholson’s attractive liquorice notes. It’s great to see a lost brand revived.
Closure: Synthetic stopper