Bulldog Gin is a delicious English gin made with poppy, dragon eye, lotus leaves, citrus, almond, lavender and various other botanicals. Bulldog has re-invented London Dry Gin to create a smooth, balanced liquid with a citrus base. It’s a pliable and versatile product with multiple layers of flavours for maximum mix-ability. They start with triple-distilled neutral grain spirit made with only the finest British wheat and water but it’s the fourth distillation where the transformation happens, when they add their unique blend of botanicals in their natural format, to the pot still. They produce their gin at 40% ABV wherever in the world you find it. It achieves the perfect balance to allow the botanicals to express themselves.
The nose is slightly floral with lavender, juniper, and a bit of citrus. Some lime and a bit of sweet orange zest.
The palate, despite the bounty of Asian botanicals reads more clearly in the traditional spirit. Heavy with angelica, especially mid-palate, the juniper is piney at first and a bit astringent towards the finish. Quiet floral notes whisper but remain as a distant backdrop.
The finish has a bit of astringency again, rather medium-short in terms of flavour, it tapers quickly leaving a faint, slight alcohol ringing in the recesses of the palate.
The spirit is rather mild, but also somewhat thin. Rather than coating the tongue and evolving, it fades rather quickly.