Hayman's Family Reserve Gin - 70cl - 40% ABV
The story of Hayman’s Distillery and their unique portfolio of award winning gins is a long and winding road. Not solely because of the six gins they now create (each deserving individual consideration and a moment of their own) but also because the family has been in the gin making business for generations.
While a variety of barrels are used, Hayman’s Family Reserve is primarily rested in old Scotch Whisky barrels, mostly constituting of American Oak wood. The process results in the spirit receiving a very slight straw colour and when tasted neat, Hayman’s 1850 Reserve is a mellow, rounded gin.
There’s a good juniper backbone complimented by citrus and spice notes as one would expect from a high-quality, traditionally styled and full-flavoured gin. The defining characteristic is that it feels softer and calmer than the London Dry.