Hibernation Gin, Dyfi Distillery, 45% vol - 50cl
The nose combines juniper with scents of bilberry and blackberry, with honeysuckle and praline. The finish develops a touch of white port richness from the barrels it is aged in.
|Bottle Size||50 cl|
|Area||Scottish & Welsh Gin|
Of the 300 odd distilleries dotted around Britain, the quaint Dyfi Distillery must be one of the most picturesque. Two brothers recently set up shop in Corris, an old slate mining village in the Snowdonia national park, to make a one-of-a-kind gin using ingredients foraged in the Dyfi Valley’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It’s all very bucolic-sounding, but the most important thing is that it tastes wonderful. too. It’s the world’s first gin to be aged in a white port barrel, and the ageing, combined with the recipe’s crab apple and blackberry notes, makes Hibernation luscious and fruity. As there is such a limited run, all bottles are hand-signed and numbered.
From Dyfi in Wales, this is another gin that makes full use of the local flora. It’s flavoured with crab apples and blackberries as well as juniper for a refreshing fruity tang and then aged to a creamy consistency in old white port casks, like a good whisky. It might be too good to mix with tonic.