So we have been quiet and we can’t even blame seasonal changes to the lack of chatter.
So our first Gin to announce for the October Gin Club (which is in no order might I add) is Valentia
Valentia Gin comes from the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada, Spain where (I read) the water is known for its exceptional purity. The Gin is double distilled in small batches in a traditional cooper pot still. Valentia is made using “Mediterranean botanicals” which are; Juniper (it is a Gin), Angelica, Cardamom, Thyme, Coriander, Rosemary and Valencia citrus fruits.
Valentia is my (Graeme not Stuart) idea of what Gin should be. By that I mean drinking it should make you feel like you are on holiday. It should be fresh, fruity and citrusy. Stuart goes for savoury and I go for sweet, you can probably tell that by looking at both of us, he’s skinny and I am “less skinny”.
To taste Valentia delivers the holiday vibe but not a nasty Spanish holiday (I’m sure that’s a film), like a trip to Benidorm, definitely the good kind which began with a BA flight and not Ryan Air.
To taste there is the initial juniper hit but it is like a punch, it’s a level hit, this fades quickly to leave the citrus fruit. To make it had an orange sherbet flavour.
We will be serving Valentia with Pink Grapefruit and Rosemary.