Appearance: Clear, with an ever so slight cast of colour from the Madiera barrels. Leaves a thin clear coat on the glass that then goes to legs then droplets.
Aroma: Juniper and citrus notes lead the way to a complex layering of aromas. There is a subtle bouquet of baking spices, plums, and caramel. The ageing characteristics are present, yet delicate, and very pleasant on the notes despite being higher proof.
Palate: A slight sweetness at the tip of the tongue reminiscent of raw honey with citrus oils to complement. Multilayered notes of botanicals and spices make for a sophisticated mid-palate. The prominent juniper and coriander notes are accompanied by a slight nuttiness, orange peel, and fig. Finishing with the slightest undertone of ginger.
Finish: A harmonious and lengthy finish showcasing the vibrant notes of orange peel, honey, and walnuts.
Ford’s Gin Officers Reserve