The Cambridge Distillery was the first to create a truly seasonal gin, using only home grown and freshly foraged botanicals each season to create two distinct gins each year. A victim of their own success, Cambridge Seasonal Gins often sell out within days leaving a rather long gap until the next batch comes along. Until now… Having developed an expertise in local botanicals around the year, we have now created a blend of flavours from all four seasons. Whilst production of Cambridge Seasonal Gin remains on a very limited scale, we are able to produce this new line a few hundred, rather than a few dozen, bottles at a time. Cambridge Dry Gin is created from botanicals grown in the distillery gardens, and locally foraged throughout the year to make a gin for all seasons. The base note of Macedonian juniper is complimented by local botanicals such as lemon verbena, angelica seed, blackcurrant leaf, the herbs basil and rosemary, and flower petals from rose and violets. As with all of the Cambridge Distillery Gin gins each botanical is distilled individually.
The bouquet is very fragrant, almost perfumed. A good strong bouquet of juniper with perfumed floral notes and a pleasant, bright menthol headiness. A sweet floral almost lavender lead, followed by a dryness which literally grasps the palate, this smoothes out to a round sweetness which is followed up with a lip tingling finish, almost a pepper heat! All round a lovely balance of bitter-sweet, a most pleasant and very interesting flavour profile.