This is a Gin produced by Nikka Whisky, integrating its decades of experience in distilling white spirits and blending whiskies. All of the base distillate comes through the Coffey Still, a traditional continuous still which produces Nikka's signature grain whiskies, giving this gin a silky texture and rich body. Its aromatic complexity relies on the delicate balance of various botanicals including Japanese citrus such as Yuzu, Kabosu and Amanatsu. There is also a touch of apples, a fruit deeply related to the history of Nikka, followed by pleasantly tangy hints of Japanese Sansho pepper on the finish.
The Sipsmith Sloe Gin has a gorgeous redcurrant and ripe winter fruits with stone-fruit almond nose. In the palate, the cassis comes through with soft cherry and a rounded fruitiness. It had a velvety mouthfeel and balanced sweetness in the finish.