“A pleasant ambush”
On the nosing you are blinded by a flash-bang of orange, cardamon and a hint of cordite. When tasting, the gin bursts through your trap peppering you with sustained, accurate fire that gives way to a body of cinnamon and cardamom. The finish has a zesty orange citrus and the sweet smell of victory.
Points of interest: the flavour of the horopito leaf comes from maceration. However, pepper burn from the horopito comes at the very end when we add a single leaf to the bottle.
Julien has spent years developing this recipe.
The horopito is foraged by Michael while running in the Silver Peaks.