Chinnery Gin – with Osmanthus & Oolong
CHINNERY DUBLIN DRY GIN
With Osmanthus & Oolong
A bottle of this new release arrived on my doorstep this morning. Being short of gin in the house, we tried it this evening.
It certainly has juniper aplenty, but with a massive floral scent that also permeates the palate. I think I get the oolong, I certainly get the exotic floral notes on nose and palate, and a hit of orange peel, with heady decadent fruits, and a lingering dry finish. Great on its own, and quite the mouthful with the excellent Poacher’s Wild Irish Tonic Water. My gin expert heartily approved.
Reading online, I learn that Osmanthus is said to improve complexion and rid the body of excess nitric oxide. In China it is often mixed with green tea leaves to make a tea. I’m not sure my complexion improved, but this is a very tasty gin. I liked the bottle design that includes a Georgian townhouse with oriental images through the windows. For reasons not made clear, Chinnery is distilled in both Dublin and Cork. In case you are wondering, George Chinnery was an 18th century Dublin artist who traveled the world, ending his days in Macau. The bottle design with Georgian Dublin townhouse
Available for €55 from Mitchell & Son, chq and Sandycove, Mitchellandson.com; the Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dawson St., Celticwhiskeyshop.com; Molloys Liquor Stores; James Fox, Grafton St., Jamesfox.ie.
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