Leopold's American Small Batch Gin
There’s a gentle pine on the nose, slightly coniferous and resinous, with dominant character an unusual blend of cucumber skin, celery stalk and orange rind, suggesting citrus and an herbal complexity at the same time. Being able to pull all three of these notes out of the nose without it ever feeling discordant is already quite an accomplishment. The palate is enjoyably warm, with ample viscosity and botanical strength. A green note lasts throughout the palate, damp maple leaves after a summer rain. Sweet citrus builds behind the initial sip, grapefruit pith with a hint of bitterness. Spice comes on towards the finish, coriander, cardamom, and cassia. Perfect in a Martini - the profile makes it work in every variation from the Alaska to the Dirty.