While historically gin has been required to have a predominant taste of juniper, a cohort of products has emerged that champion other flavours. Some are full-strength spirits, while others are sweeter, lower-ABV liqueurs.
This bright, zingy gin from UK distillery Chase is full of aromatic orange flavour. It is made by re-distilling potato-based Chase GB Gin with Seville orange peels, and then macerating the liquid with fresh Seville oranges for an unmistakably citrus flavour.
Suggested serves: Perfect in a Spritz with white vermouth, orange bitters and tonic or soda. Also great in a Spanish-style G&T garnished with thick orange slices, or an orange-scented Negroni.
The nose presents bundles of sweet ripe orange, with supporting aromas of lemon peel and fresh coriander. On the palate, the orange is gentle and natural, balancing wonderfully with the juniper, which remains prominent. A dryness rolls across the palate, exposing additional flavours of coriander powder, mint and cinnamon.