Hope on Hopkins Mediterranean Gin - 75cl - 43% ABV
South African makers Hope on Hopkins have three gins in their repertoire; London Dry Gin, Mediterranean Gin and Salt River Gin, all bottled at 43%.
Hope of Hopkins Mediterranean Gin
Made from a bought in triple distilled grape spirit and infused with Mediterranean flavours, including olives, rosemary, and thyme. To smell, there is a strong citrus sweetness almost as though a candied lemon peel was sitting at the top of the bottle. On first sip, the juniper is less boisterous than in the London Dry offerings and there is a great cardamom kick. It is a smooth gin with a full feel, and can be held in the mouth quite comfortably.