It’s that time of the month again – no, not that, it’s time for another tasty spirit from Batch.
This time we’re back to gin, and it’s another exotic blend, their Lime Leaf Gin.
As the label would suggest, this is full of Thai influences, including lemongrass and galangal. Batch have never been one to shy away from flavour, and this builds on their world travels – before creating their initial spirit, they travelled in search of flavour inspiration. They found it in the spices present in their original gin: juniper (of course), coriander, angelica, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, lemongrass, dried orange peel, cardamom, frankincense and myrrh.
Their Innovations range builds on this, and the Lime Leaf Gin is no different.
For someone who loves spice and Thai flavours, this is just delicious.
Neat on the nose there’s a sweetness, lime, the soft lemon or coriander and ginger. Soft and gently sweet citrus. In the mouth it ha a rich syrupy palate, sweet ginger, and a soft spicy finish which lingers beautifully.
In a G&T, the nose is again sweet, with lots and lots of ginger, lime, white pepper. On the palate, the again, the juniper takes a back seat. Ginger, sherbet, lime, florals, pepper in the finish. And this too lingers in such a nice way.
This is possibly my favourite gin from the Innovations so far – I’m a massive fan of ginger anyway, but that this would go so well with a proper Thai curry is only a bonus.
I think I know what’s for tea this weekend…!