Scapegrace Gold Dry Gin 70cl
Bold, strong, and award winning, this Scapegrace Gold edition is a full on citrus experience.
Scapegrace Gold Dry Gin
With their Gold edition, Scapegrace from New Zealand have taken their standard gin and really increased the flavour and strength.
Their Gold Dry din is a Navy Strength gin with 3 layers of citrus; orange, lemon and tangerine. The higher strength really allows the flavours to come through, and this is the perfect friction between complexity and balance.
Just like their 'standard' Scapegrace, this is produced with the following 12 botanicals: juniper, coriander, nutmeg, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, cinnamon, cassia bark, angelica root, cloves and liquorice. However, to intensify the citrus flavour profile the Gold edition also has a healthy dose of mandarin extract.
The aroma of this gin is really intruiging. It's well rounded with a nuttiness to it and has a mixture of spice from nutmeg and an earthy quality from cloves. These give an almost coffee like edge. Theres a definite overlying orange aroma too.
In terms of the flavour, Cassia and orris take centre stage but these are joined by citrus notes, with lime surprisingly coming through in particular. The juniper and fennel take a supporting role in this gin, along with a touch of spice from coriander. It finishes strongly floral, with orris and angelica.
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Whilst a strong gin, its particularly smooth and this can be savoured neat over plenty of ice. But should you wish a longer more refreshing drink, try in the mix with tonic. In a large glass filled with ice, pour 40ml of the gin and top up with 150ml of Fentimans Premium Tonic Water (or their light version). Garnish simply with a slice of lime.