Inspired by the tales of old, That Boutique-y Gin Company have resurrected one of the fruit gins and given it a 21st century twist - the result is “Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin”.
Bottled at 40.1% ABV, the gin is made using whole, peeled pineapples that have been coated with demerara sugar and spit-roasted so that it caramelises. The base gin has a classic recipe, with botanicals including: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orange, Lemon, Nutmeg, Cassia, Cinnamon, Orris and Liquorice. The two are combined and the result is a luxurious and devilishly indulgent liquid.
The toasted sugar and caramelised pineapple are reminiscent of a pineapple fritter, whilst the brighter, juicer pineapple notes of the underlying fruit cry out to be mixed in tiki drinks. The pineapple has also long been seen as a sign of hospitality, and has been connected with gin for a long time - just have a look at the cap of a Tanqueray bottle - so it is perhaps surprising that there are not more pineapple gins.
Nose: The inside of a pineapple fritter - juicy, with a touch of zestiness and light caramel.
Taste: An indulgent harmony of flavours greet the tongue: a beautiful mix of sweet and sour pineapple and rich, sweet caramel.
Finish: Lingering sweet pineapple, as well as the dry, crisp freshness of the gin, inviting you back in for another sip.
||Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orange, Lemon, Nutmeg, Cassia, Cinnamon, Orris and Liquorice.