Moonshine Kid Dog's Nose
"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion... The Moonshine Kid stands for optimism, originality and bucking the curb."
The Moonshine Kid himself, aka Matt Whiley, was a founding member of Fluid Movement (the chaps behind Purl and the Worship Street Whistling Shop). Now pursuing his own projects, he's also the man behind Talented Mr Fox with its excellent bar at One Leicester Street. Not content with producing a heady array of original ingredients for use in his own mixed creations, he's now adding to the wider conversation with a new brand of crafted spirits, distilled in W1, London.
Dog's Nose is Moonshine Kid's first release, cold-distilled under vacuum, it's a gin made with Chinook and Columbus hops alongside a selection of traditional botanicals. We're excited, and you should be too.
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Nose: Fairly light with coriander, a hint of hops and some minerality. Approachable, lemon straight from the fridge, juniper, borage and perhaps a little spicy onion bhaji (that's a good thing).
Palate: Ooh, now we're in, fizzy, creamy, hoppy, fresh mixed peels, lovely mouth feel. Quite sweet.
Finish: Great minerality once again, very drying. (Aren't Dog's Noses supposed to be wet? - you haven't slipped a few drops of that Death Valley Bitters in here have you Matt?)
Overall: A great hop gin. A great gin. The flavour profile, as well as the sweetness and unique dryness make this a fantastic cocktail ingredient.
Gin and Try it
Thank you Moonshine Kid awesome gin
12th November 2014
And, "bucking the curb"..? That's not even a term - or not one that means anything, that is.
1st November 2014
I was eager to try this as the branding looked very cool, and in a saturated market I was intrigued to see how this was going to stand out. unfortunately, it was a case of style of substance. 'Nice', but nothing new, and VERY expensive. Shame.
24th October 2014
As a beer geek i was intrigued to see how hops could be incorporated into a spirt. You can really taste the resins and the aroma that you get with drinking a IPA. With tonic its very citrusy and fruit lead. I love showing this off to my unsuspecting beer friends...