I am growing ever more excited by the gin scene, it’s so interesting to see the different flavours, botanicals and ideas coming out almost weekly. For this week’s new gin I have been trying Rock Rose Spring Edition Gin.
The Rock Rose Spring Edition is a wonderful limited edition gin. The distillers at Rock Rose have begun an exciting venture to hand craft their gins with the season, picking and foraging plants and flowers in season. With the Spring Edition they promise a crisp, fresh flavour and a long, smooth finish… So what did I think?
I cracked this bottle open last Friday and I was very excited, the smell when I poured it was of a rather ‘herby’ gin with a definite very freshness to it. The gin is distilled with sycamore sap, dandelion and coltsfoot. It has a slightly sweet kick to it, which makes it very smooth and easy to drink on it’s own.
The recommended garnish from the guys at Rock Rose was coriander, an interesting choice I thought. So I gave it a smack I between my hands to get the flavour of the coriander going and popped it in my gin glass with ice. I decided to serve the gin with Fever Tree Light Tonic as to not over power the flavours.
The gin was very fresh tasting and rather drinkable, although I think if I were having a few more of these, I would maybe try a slice of lemon in my gin as well as my coriander next time. Or even with the ‘full fat’ tonic as I think for me it needed something to balance the fresh herbal notes a bit more for me. With any gin it’s about finding a way that works for you when you drink it.
Rock Rose Spring Edition is a perfect drink to transition us into summer, when I look forward to trying the summer edition which is out in June. If you’re interested in trying the spring edition be quick to buy as a limited edition I’m sure it’ll sell fast!
Have you tried Rock Rose Gin yet? Would you fancy trying their limited edition gins? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. I was sent my bottle of Rock Rose Spring Edition Gin for the purpose of this review, as ever all photos and words are my own.