ISLE OF HARRIS Gin Coffret 45%
Autres Gin, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 56449
Located in Tarbet, Isle of Harris began producing gin in September 2015, before distilling its first whisky in December of the same year. This cooperative distillery has 20 full-time employees. Produced from a variety of seaweed known as “sugar kelp” and eight other ingredients, including juniper berry, coriander, orange and grapefruit zest, cassia peel and angelica root, Harris gin stands out for its sweet and savoury, and bitter and tangy balance. Specially designed for La Maison du Whisky, this gift set, which also includes 4 cocktail glasses (2 highballs and 2 martini glasses), literally plunges us into the phantasmagoric universe of the main island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago.
the complex first nose is characterized by juniper berry, clove and cumin. Citrus fruits (lemon, orange) then appear. Allowed to breathe, it becomes floral (rose) and praline. The very expressive aromatic palette evokes the white beaches of Harris. The lively attack is maritime (seaweed) and saline. Spicy (pink peppercorn) and fruity (grapefruit), it opens up into a resinous mid-palate (pine). The well-balanced start of the finish is exotic (mango) and marine. Next, red and black fruits (raspberry, blueberry) gradually flood the taste buds. The retronasal olfaction is chocolatey and liquorice.
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- Appearance : colourless
- Nose : refined, complex. On the first nose, juniper berry appears alongside clove and cumin. Citrus fruit (lime, orange zest) and coriander follow hot on their heels. Allowed to breathe, it becomes floral (rose, freesia, lavender) and praline. The bright aromatic palette is particularly expressive. It evokes the sandy beach of Luskentyre, lapped by the waves of an emerald sea.
- Palate : lively yet creamy. The very maritime (seaweed) and salty attack also overflows with spices (pink peppercorn, cinnamon, star anise) and citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange). On the mid-palate, juniper berry flavours work very harmoniously with other more resinous flavours (pine, thuja). Gradually, exotic fruits (mango, persimmon) arrive on centre-stage. At the end of the palate, maritime notes return with a conquering spirit to occupy the centre of the palate.
- Overall : long, balanced. At the start of the finish, citrus and exotic fruit rival spice and seaweed in intensity. Then, all of a sudden, fresh fruit (apricot, peach), red fruit (raspberry, strawberry) and black fruit (blueberry, blackcurrant) flow uninterrupted across the taste buds. On the retro-nasal olfaction, fine chocolate and liquorice notes (green liquorice) bring lots of sweetness and smoothness to the very end of the palate. With its spicy and fruity (lemon, orange) notes, the empty glass stays true to the first nose.
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