Tobermory Hebridean Gin 43.3% 700ml
A small-batch-distilled gin from the Isle of Mull-based distillery Tobermory, who is better known for creating Scotch whisky. It features local botanicals including elderflower, tea and wild heather, and a dash of Tobermory new-make spirit, which is used more as another botanical rather than the full base. Initially made in a 60-litre still named Wee Mary, Tobermory Gin has a larger dedicated gin still in a stillhouse separate from the existing whisky-producing space.
Nose: Mixed peels, vanilla blossom and a hint of malty warmth.
Palate: Savoury elements sit up front - oily juniper, cardamom and kitchen herbs. Clean lemon zest and star anise notes cut through the herbaceousness.
Finish: Malty vanilla returns on the finish, with a touch of floral heather.