Daffy’s Small Batch Premium Gin is made with grain spirit from northern France, which is then distilled using a copper pot still. The Scottish distillers use a selection of eight botanicals for Daffy’s Gin, including juniper, Lebanese mint, coriander, angelica root, Spanish lemon and orange peels, cassia bark and orris root. It has been bottled at a very specific 43.4% ABV, as the distillers believe this to be the perfect strength for their expression – not excessively punchy, but with enough power behind it for balance and flavour.
The bottle design, incidentally, is the work of Robert McGinnis, the American artist who made film posters for various James Bond and Matt Helm films as well as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Barbarella!
Nose: Vibrant, juicy orange notes burst forth, with well-rounded earthy juniper and cool, refreshing hints of mint.
Palate: A good balance of citrus and juniper, with chewy fruit sweets and coriander coming through clear.
Finish: Angelica and sweet lemon are rather pronounced on the finish.