Giants Basalt Rock Gin was launched officially earlier in the year by start-up entrepreneurs James Richardson and Martha Garbe, both chemical engineering graduates from Heriot Watt University in Scotland. The gin is produced in a novel hexagonal bottle that reflects the location of the distillery close to the iconic Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim.
Nose - Very fresh citrus at the beginning, then followed by juniper and something almost salty.
Taste - The citrus from the nose comes over first, then there's juniper and more sharp and warm spices, like ginger and cassia. These flavours give way to more unusual flavours that are hard to pin down, something fresh and salty. It is harmonized by a mellow mouth feel from the buckwheat.
Finish - The peppery spices carry over into a long-lasting finish that lingers in all three dimensions