Assay Liquorice Gin 70cl
The Sheffield Distillery is based on the banks of the Blackburn Brook River in Chapeltown, to the North of the city. It's also sited in the car park of The Commercial Pub, a fanastic boozer with an vast range of whiskies and gin that host tasting events almost every week. Manager Paul Harrison and his team - along with several of his regular customers - decided that they'd venture into making spirits themselves, and in 2017 distillation began. Paul and his father Keith dedicated research time reading up on the full processes involved rather than diving head on, to ensure that they hit the ground running in producing a richly textured spirit that would be the base for a selection of flavoured spirits using local natural produce, with a strict rule of non chill-filtration. A whisky is on the cards, but in the meantime the Assay gins and vodkas (named after the 4 offices across UK that certify quality of precious metals, for which Sheffield is so well-known) are more than providing a great reputation. Paul himself even suffered second-degree burns after the still set alight in May of 2019, resulting in him being put in a coma for 2 weeks to aid recovery. He was quickly back at work, determind not to let the incident set production back.
Assay Liquorice Gin is full of citrus to start - the liquorice element arrives slowly to become more pronounced at the finish, continuing to linger even after you've swallowed. But it's not ovverpowering, due to the use of liquorice root as opposed to the likes of anise and fennel as some 'liquorice' gins are wont to do. Now I'm not a massive fan of liquorice at the best of times, and I REALLY don't like fennel etc, but this is brilliantly balanced and incredibly tasty. It would be great in a dry martini and any other gin cocktail that needs a full but dry flavour to cut through other ingredients.
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