Fenton Street Gin The Pioneer 46% 500ml
“It had to reflect those women and men who came to New Zealand, broke in the land and settled in what was a harsh, challenging environment.”
The base for this Gin, oak wine staves. These had been soaked in Cabernet / Merlot for 2 years. Fresh Kawakawa, Tarata, Horopito and Ginger were distilled off with Juniper, Coriander, Cassia Bark, Angelica, Caramelized Citrus, Pepper, Bush Honey and Nutmeg.
Nose: Manuka Smoke, piney Juniper, warm spice.
Palate: Initial manuka smoke pulling out into Cassia, Ginger spice and the vegetative flavours of Kawakawa, Horopito and Tarata.
Finish: Citrus and honey hold the gin together. They bring a smooth complexity that carries the flavour to a long finish.