Smeatons Bristol Dry Gin 45% UK
Despite the huge boom in gin brands in the UK, most of them trade of novelty rather than quality. As a result, we add new gins to our range about as often as Kate Bush releases albums. Smeatons, produced to an old Bristol method recipe where the botanicals are copper pot distilled separately and in season before blending, really impressed us with its superb texture and clarity of flavour. With a sparkling topnote of fresh bergamot, this segues seamlessly into a smooth, juniper-spiked palate that is made for a martini. The bottle, made to the style of Bristol Blue Glass, is also quite ravishing.