*Gold winners of Gin Masters 2017 award*
*Winners of 1-star Great Taste award in 2017*
*Winners of silver award at International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2017*
*Winners Silver IWSC G&T 2017
*Gold winners IWSC 2018
Curio Wild Coast Gin is unique by design and taste with all attention on the botanicals.
Rock Samphire is carefully hand picked only when required, for freshness, and passionately distilled with 14 other botanicals, including local seaweed, to create a very distinctive gin, complex and joyful for every sip reveals another ingredient of the gin.
Gin Foundry Review:
Coastal flowers hit the nose, bringing hints of sea salt and a splash of something vegetal. The juniper is fresh and clean, while the citrus adds a burst of light. A hint of the smoothness to come is within; the spices are undoubtedly present, but there’s no sting or burn, just a mixed bag of baking cupboard smells that are all at once sweet and dusty. The tag on the label says curiously distilled and while the distillation may well be actually a simple affair – their’s allure in the aroma and their spirit has our senses curious to say the least.
To taste, those baking cupboard elements rear up and charge, knocking the senses slightly askew. The tongue is dominated by an overall savoury taste, with seaweed providing a dark green leafy base upon which cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg dance, bringing both depth and warmth. Juniper is present throughout, though playing a more humble role, like a proud parent pushing their child into the spotlight. For those of a more sensitive disposition and tasting neat – stay tuned for the lime flower tea which adds a secondary citrus that seems to work to perfection with star anise. Overall, there’s more than just an enchanting nature about Curio – it’s got true character that holds the attention.
With tonic, Curio Gin becomes a much lighter affair. The lime tea and fresh lemon peel are given more room to show their colours and they flourish accordingly, burning bright for a short while upon each sip until the seaweed/spice tastes take over. It’s a nice, serious G&T – one that certainly will certainly appeal to those who enjoy the bitter tastes of a Negroni.
RRP: £38.00 each.