Giant’s Basalt Rock Gin
£30.00 for Club Members
For Basalt Distillery the Giant’s Causeway, located in the Northen Ireland is at the heart of everything they do. This newly opened distillery sees their bottle, liquid and story all deeply rooted in the hexagonal shaped rocks formed millions of years ago. Distilling to Basalt is a blend of art and science, a balance of the rational and the emotive. They take their heritage and combine it with their understanding of the science of making gin.
This gin is impossibly complex, created with a long list of botanicals including juniper, coriander, angelica root, sweet orange peel, lemon peel, lemon verbana, sea buckthorn berries, kombu royale, tailed peppers, ginger, buckwheat, ginger and cassia.
At 50.1% ABV you just know you are in for a treat as soon as you pop open the bottle! There’s an initial wave of citrus, juniper and coastal notes that set the scene perfectly on the nose. To taste, we were blown away, with citrus bursting forth, followed by warm spices, ginger and cassia. These flavours give way to fresh sea inspired saltness, and if you were to taste this blind we would say it would be hard not to notice the coastal influences here. Peppery spice, enhanced by tailed pepper carries over on to the finish. All classic gins need a bite or pronounced finish to them that lingers, and this does not fail to disappoint delivering a satisfying three dimensional conclusion that will leave you wanting more.
We hope you enjoy this unique and unforgettable taste of Northern Ireland!
Bottle Size: 50
Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Sweet Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Lemon Verbana, Seabuckthorn Berries, Kombu Royale, Tailed Peppers, Ginger, Buckwheat, Ginger and Cassia