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A small batch Scottish gin from the Balmenach distillery in Speyside. Caorunn (pronounced ka-roon), made with a combination of traditional and handpicked botanicals including rowan berry, heather, coul blush apple and dandelion.
Nose: Floral at first, with notes of lavender and citrus blossom. Juniper takes shape as it develops.
Palate: Orange oil, rosemary and a subtle sweetness of thyme honey.
Finish: Drying juniper and leafy herbs. A pinch of peppery rye lingers.
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Just the best!Fantastic with fevertree elderflower tonic!
14th April 2017
My son George bought me this for my birthday and he clearly knows a thing or two about gin! This is delicious, smooth and individual gin, with several subtle different flavours. Thanks very much !
1st March 2017
An excellent gin!Crisp on its own but comes to life when mixed with fever tree elderflower tonic with a slice of lemon.
21st February 2017
MY WIFE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT!SHE USES FEVER TREE NATURAL WATER WITH PLENTY OF ICE AND SLICES OF APPLE.A GOOD CHOICE OF MINE AT CHRISTMAS!!
24th January 2017
This is quite a smooth and subtle gin - one of my two favourite gins currently for Martinis. A bit more interesting than the Beefeater or Bombay Dry version, but less intense than the one with Tanqueray No 10, which I go for when I need a more intense Martini. Excellent addition to any bar in my opinion!
11th July 2016
I have come to gin late in life and to date have loved the vapour infused ones but this is just amazing. Absolutely love it. It's on a whole new level it really is. Subtle and delicious.
4th July 2016
This thing has almost no nose, very little palate. Interesting long finish, sweet.
22nd April 2016
''Amazing '' What more can one say , started with a miniature from our holiday in Scotland and now we are still on an adventure with this Gin. Surpasses any other by miles !!! looking forward too the next bottle of Caorunn from our local Fine Wine Importers at Oakdene Ulnes Walton . ps working on some jams and marmalades with a Scottish Twist .
11th March 2016
One of the smoothest gins I have tasted with a superb blend of aromatics ensuring that there is no single note that dominates. Definitely one to seek out.
29th December 2015
I've never been a great gin lover before but since I've tried Caorunn I'm hooked! It is so refreshing to start with. The taste comes through beautifully. I love the smell too. So aromatic
31st August 2015
Great taste full and very smooth gin.
28th July 2015
A friend gave me a bottle of Caorunn for my birthday - I had not heard of it (surprising, as I'm a gin fanatic). I was blown away - smooth, beautifully aromatic. The mix of botanicals is inspired. Can't do the apple thing - I'm a purist lime girl, but I have tried it with cucumber and loved it nearly as much. No going back for me now. When will it appear in Sainsbury's?!
12th May 2015
Not overly strong on the botanicals to my taste buds but that is not a bad thing. Interesting mix of flavors that are excellent for straight sipping or in a G and T. Took first in a blind gin tasting I attended- (with every person scoring!) even with some hardliners "I only drink ****** and *******". Hard to find but definitely worth the trip. Long finish, not overly dry (pucker) but pleasant as it lingers.Side note: didn't care for the apple but I am more of a purist with my Gin and Tonic
24th March 2015
tried this exellent gin for the ist time last night with lemon lime and splash of tonic what a fantastic experiance
14th December 2014
it gets better as it develops, light and refreshing to start then the flavours start to come through
14th August 2014
Hadn't really liked gin much (Gordon's) but then I tried this. It is excellent on its own or with tonic and a slice of apple. We have offered it to friends and it has been a resounding success. Triples all round!
26th June 2014
Received a bottle for fathers day! Sipping it now without the recommended red apple, for a traditional slice of lime. Its an intense flavour that lasts and tastes expensive; lots of fruit flavour anyway and not aromatic in a 'pink' way.
20th June 2014
Excellent gin, with very distinctive taste. Will certainly buy again.
5th March 2014
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!]
29th December 2010