A very well-balanced gin. Lumber’s Barholomew Country Garden has a hint of floral botanicals providing an uplifting feeling of walking through a summer garden. The gin, however, remains a recognisable London Dry traditional gin. The floral notes are not perfumed in nature and don’t appear too soon on the nose. It is not until the gin reaches the tongue do the richness of the floral botanicals come alive. The floral signature lingers on the pallet but is tamed by a delicate dry herbal finish. Made by 137 Distillery in Newbury, Berkshire.
Perfect Serve: Fever Tree Elderflower or Indian Tonic with juniper berries and a sprig of rosemary.