Gin Magazine recently ran a feature on Catford Gin with two expert tasters reviewing our award-winning spirit and detailing their honest feedback and tasting notes!
Keep reading to find out how Catford Gin fared!
Introducing the first taster, David T. Smith; As an early adopter in the modern gin boom, David has built up an unrivalled wealth of knowledge on juniper spirits. He has tasted, judged and helped to create gins around the world and has authored several books on gin production and cocktails.
David is the chair judge for a number of international spirits competitions, and has consulted to create gins with distilleries across six continents. He has also been a highly respected member of the IWSC judging team since 2013, focusing on gin, vodka, vermouth and liqueurs. He has been a Panel Chair since 2016 - let's see what he had to say!
Complex, but classic with aromas of juniper, angelica, coriander, and a dash of citrus.
A cleanly distilled gin with a refreshing crispness and an elegant mouthfeel. Juicy, succulent notes of citrus help to round the spirit out nicely.
An exceptionally clean finish with just a hint of earthy sweetness.
A lovely all-rounder that wouldn’t disappoint even the most ardent
Final Score: 8.2/10
The second taster reviewing Catford Gin is none other than Bethany Whymark, the editor of Gin Magazine! While studying journalism at University, Bethany worked in the hospitality industry learning all things spirits, before going on to work at local newspapers in East Anglia for about five and a half years; latterly at one of the UK’s most successful daily regional papers, covering community affairs, business and financial news, and education. Her interest in premium spirits, local distilleries and creative cocktails drove her career change and now she is one of them fantastic and extremely knowledgeable tasters on the Gin Magazine team.
Sweet orange notes, like orange jelly, with juniper, floral coriander and hints of spice.
Clean texture. More orange notes combine with sweet grain on the palate, like an orange sponge cake. A hint of cooked orange too, like marmalade. There’s a dusky hint of angelica and a scattering of juniper.
It fades cleanly with a little greener juniper note. A touch of dried herbs at the very end.
A clean and decently made gin that seems like it would make a nice Negroni.
Final Score: 8.2/10
We are thrilled with these excellent score, and can't thank David and Bethany enough for their kind words!
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