A smooth gin with the typical juniper and citrus flavours accompanied by the added, oily texture of coriander on the palate. Bottled at 40% strength, it has a classic gin character with a round, well-balanced finish.
Nose: Initial notes of spice, black pepper and juniper, followed by citrus and coriander seeds.
Palate: Balanced tones of juniper, citrus and cinnamon with a light lingering note of coriander seeds.
Finish: Smooth and a little spicey with nuanced herbaceousness.
When Swedish rock behemoths Ghost turn their attention to the world of drinks, they do so in classic manner. Juniper Gin, flavoured with coriander, is a highly drinkable gin with fresh, fruity notes. However, barely had the artwork for the new gin been revealed before discussions ran high on the internet: is it a juniper gin, or is it the works of a darker spirit – as in a Lucifer Gin?
Whichever way one chooses to read the label, the fact remains: Ghost have released a top class gin, impressing connoisseurs and fans alike. The distinct flavours of juniper and cilantro give it a unique character, making it a perfect base for a gin & tonic, or sipped neat, on its own.
Referencing the historic and cultural meaning of blood on the bottle’s label, it comes as little surprise using coriander in the flavouring. Through the ages coriander has been used as a natural medicine to help balance blood pressure among other ailments.
Perfectly paired with a classic and crisp high quality tonic water and at least two lemon wedges to bring out the botanicals.