I am a big fan of #poeticlicense
and their #northerndrygin.
is a development on the mid-1800 classic which sees the additional sweetness coming from liquorice root and a slight tint and woodiness from barrel ageing. When initially reading about it my mind thought of bold cocktails but to taste I have ended up elsewhere. 🍸 There is an enjoyable sweetness to this gin along with slight oakiness (sure, it’s a word, don’t know what you mean) and a tinge of rose. Poetic License recommend an red apple and cinnamon garnish, and I would have to agree however this is not really to be enjoyed with tonic. I’d reach for a #gingerale,
not to be confused with ginger beer which will likely have a bolder character and overpower the delicate nature of this gin. I’d definitely recommend a little taste of the ginger ale before adding and think about the combination. 🥃. An alternative serve for me would be to make this as an Old Tom Old Fashioned. The barrel ageing is probably the reason for why this gin is more subdued than most, the oak taking a little of the strength out of it. Serving it in a way such as a beautiful simple old fashioned would let the gin speak for itself. Careful on the bitters. 📷: @poeticlicensedistillery