I’ve tried gin in every which way, and no producer has impressed me more than the super Blackwood’s Vintage Dry Gin.
Being a single vintage makes the flavours more distinguishable and also means they vary from year to year. Blackwoods use various botanicals from the Shetlands including water mint and sea pink – these get extra points for sounding like magical ingredients.
It’s the most floral, delicate gin I’ve tried and is full of complexity. I drink it with elderflower juice or a light tonic, the perfect pre-dinner tipple.