It started with the bottle of vodka which had been given to my husband as a gift, but vodka has never been my spirit of choice, so when Martin Miller's offered me a bottle of their Arctic Quality Gin I was more than pleased to accept.
The flavour of the gin is very clean. It doesn't have the harsh 'scented' quality that some other brands seem to have. It felt as if you could taste each of the individual botanicals that go to make up the flavourings for this gin: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Lime Peel, Liquorice Root, Cassia Bark and Florentine Iris and it was very smooth, no harsh spirity kick probably down to the way it is distilled with only the 'heart' of the spirit being kept. Or maybe it has something to do with the pollution free Icelandic water. All I can say is that it is a very good gin indeed!
Martin Miller's I decided to create my own cocktail: