Nose – The Brunel Edition has a much dustier smell than the distillery’s flagship gin, with the cumin, cardamom and nutmeg in particular lending a dried, distinct spice rack smell. An underlying lemon sweetness comes through, and there are fleeting floral glimpses, like a tinge of honeysuckle on a summer’s breeze.
Palate – An earthy angelica/cardamom sweetness that combines with the early citrus as well as a slight hit of anise up front, followed swiftly by dry, deep spices. Juniper makes its presence felt throughout holding the gin very firmly in place, but cumin and cardamom lead the way in terms of discernible spices.
Finish – Coriander seed does its best to extend the impression of citrus onto the finish, which is as one might expect given the botanical line up, dry, spiced and enduring.