A particularly intriguing expression from New Zealand’s Scapegrace – a black gin! It gets its dark hue from its botanicals, which include aronia berry, butterfly pea, saffron, pineapple and sweet potato, among others. What’s more, the spirit changes colour when mixed with tonic water, becoming a various shades of pink and blue.
Scapegrace Black Gin – 70cl
Nose: Surprisingly fruity, with pineapple and lemon up front. A slow build of spicy juniper.
Palate: Peppery and oily, a soft hint of mint leaf developing. There’s still some of the tropical fruit from the nose underneath the herbaceous elements.
Finish: Dill, redcurrant, juniper and cut grass.