Nose – Thick, piny juniper coats the nose; it’s joined by sweet rooty notes and a flicker of burning calamus root and coriander seed fire. That heat is no real surprise here, given the spirit’s ABV of 47%.
Palate – There’s no mistaking this as a juniper forward gin, flanked by an earthy root sweetness. There’s depth too: the coriander seed brings warmth, while the orange peel gives a subtle breath of citrus and the calamus brings a fiery ginger-like rootiness.
Finish – Juniper asserts itself confidently, coating the mouth with a waxy, fir-tree like pine, and the earthier nature of the roots seems louder, imbuing the drinker with that deep sense of calm that only comes from sticking ones hands in cool, dark soil.