Gin in the Spotlight - June 2019: Warner Edwards Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin
Posted 4th June 2019
Warner Edwards Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin
The Warner Edwards distillers in Northamptonshire have brought us another flavour of excellent gin – they’ve been rather prolific since they started in 2012. This time, they’ve gone all regal and created Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin, which uses a variety of rhubarb originally grown in Queen Victoria’s garden, as well as their Harrington Dry Gin. They also add just enough sugar to balance out the acidity from the rhubarb, producing a spirit with plenty of sweetness and some subtle, enjoyably sour notes emanate from the rhubarb.
NOSE: Soft lemon, orris and nutmeg, all leading towards the full-bodied notes of fresh rhubarb.
PALACE: Tangy rhubarb is the star of the show, supported by a spicy blend of juniper, black pepper, cardamom and sweet orange.
FINISH: Vanilla pod and cooked rhubarb sweetness, with a hint of cinnamon.
WE SAY: For a perfect marriage of flavour try it with Ginger Ale, or of course a classic G&T. During the run of Toast you can also try our Rhubarb and Custard Martini, inspired by the classic sweet and Nigel Slater himself.
Available at The Other Gin Palace.