The smoothness of this gin is without the sharp edge of most normal gins, and turned out to be a wildly successful gin at a party we brought this to (folks who had never had it were very complimentary of the gin and if it were available in the States I would have sold several cases right there). The gentle mix of botanicals works well in a post-Hendricks environment, where people are used to something a little different.
Nose: Still with the medicinal alcohol patch/resinous character of gins, but somewhat muted. Slight blueberry/blackberry (the rowan berry flavor I've never tried alone) appears and disappears. Lemon peel.
Palate: Less sharp at initial taste than most gins. Very smooth, very moreish. The herbals mix well, though muted, as though tasting a soft woven carpet of heathery greenery.
Finish: Long finish for a gin, returning to the traditional juniper-y "medicinal alcohol patch". Slight burn at the tail.
Overall: Best gin I've had in forever, but different flavor profile than typical gins. [Why must it be out of stock when I'm looking to buy it? Argh!]