J.G. Thomson Citrus Dry Gin

What they say

Distilled in the capital of Scotland, this Batch One Citrus Dry Gin is full of zest. Vibrant lemon, lime, orange peel, grated nutmeg, woody juniper and fresh coriander will fragrance the glass once poured. The tastes of nutmeg, cloves, citric orange, clementine, grapefruit, fresh lemon peel, and a hint of liquorice can all be found in this spirit. It is beautifully juicy on the nose yet offering a classic London-Dry style on the tongue. In distilling this gin, we have looked to help you explore the unexpected. Carefully selected ingredients and just the right quantities go hand in hand when crafting the highest standard. The spirit is bottled at 46% and unchill filtered for full body and texture. Because of this, our gin will go cloudy in tonic or over ice. Just the way it used to be.


Official tasting notes

  • ON THE NOSE Vibrant orange, juniper & coriander
  • TO TASTE Nutmeg, cloves and a warm citric tingle

What I say

A Gin! Our very first (I think) Gin review. Generally I steer well clear although again I was pleasantly surprised here when tasting this. Previously I tried the Lakes Distillery Gin several years ago, pre-chilled. It wasn’t too bad, quite Juniper light thankfully. Here again this Dry Gin is very citrus forward and Juniper and herbs follow later.

  • ABV 46%
  • Age 0 Years Old
  • Bottler J.G. Thomson
  • Bottling Batch 1
  • Cask n/a
  • Category Dry Gin
  • Cost £35.50 from J.G. Thomson
  • Origin undisclosed
  • Outturn undisclosed
  • Region Scotland
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage 2021

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Gin clear (0/20)
  • Nose I’m getting flashbacks to Aramis aftershave sprayed in my mouth and orange juice squirted in my eye, its sweet and citrusy with juniper and herbs.
  • Taste Quite oily and zesty, lemon bonbons, lemon and coriander kulfi, rose Turkish delight, later drying with lime pickle and clove oil.
  • Finish Soft lemony aniseed.
  • Overall Pleasant but still not converting me to like Gin. Drinkable as is, but reduced with a lot of water (or Tonic if you prefer, I simply didn’t have any to hand) this retains quite a lot of its sweeter citrus nature and entertaining herbality.

Score 70/100

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