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    Cardrona Distillery The Source Gin (750ml)

    NEW ZEALAND
    $110. 00 Bottle
    $1320.00 Dozen
    ABV: 46%
    The Cardrona Distillery is a family-owned and managed distillery nestled high in the Cardrona Valley between Wanaka and Queenstown. Their gin is produced from both copper pot and column distillation and employs local Cardrona botanicals including juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, lemon and orange zest. Seasonal rose hip, first brought to the district by the Chinese, is also used.

    Tasting note: [Batch 0002 tasted] Brilliant clarity. Penetrating aromas excite the senses with intense juniper, menthol and crushed eucalyptus leaf freshness followed by white pepper, coriander seed and lemon peel. Five minutes air contact accents celery leaf and subtle cardamom. Neutral entry builds to a concentrated, medium-dry, peppery, lemon sorbet attack. Finish is textural, zesty, drying and citrus peel-fresh; Aftertaste sees juniper and lively spices trailing off in a pure, pine-wood/juniper and mineral farewell. Structured and complex. Outstanding. 47% Alc.Vol.

    Other reviews... Gold Medal Winner at the New York Wine & Spirits Awards 2016.