Brighton Gin - 70cl - 40% ABV
Brighton Gin is produced by Kathy Caton in Brighton and Hove's first legal distillery. They use 100% British Organic grain spirit and re distill at 96.6% ABV with juniper, fresh orange peel, fresh lime peel, coriander seed from Sussex and milk thistle. They have just been awarded two silver medals in the 2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition for Contemporary Gin and Gin & Tonic gin. Brighton Gin was named one of the top ten British Gin launched by the Spirits Business and has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards.
Milk thistle comes through on the nose, blossoming ahead of a resinous juniper. The milk thistle adds depth to the overall aroma, bringing a herbal and creamy complexity that compliments the gin's dry characteristics well. To taste, juniper takes the lead, with coriander seed and a soft citrus underlying it all and becoming more prominent towards the end.