The liquid has a soft pink hue with a touch of caramel from post-distillation hibiscus and agave infusions. The nose is sweet from the natural, unrefined sugars of the agave nectar with aromas of earthy black pepper and floral notes from hibiscus and rose.
On tasting, the flavour is immediately sweet candied-ness which gives way to a vibrant, fresh lift from pink pepper, which is big but short-lived. Juniper comes through next though more subtly-than-is-typical for our gins, presenting itself as a piney, slightly menthol note.
A rosy floral-ness follows with a slight bitter kick from hibiscus, then citrus with lemongrass managing the transition. The drink ends on citrus from kaffia lime leaves, aromatic black pepper and the sweetness agave promises. Known in Mexico as aguamiel, or “honey water.”
Released: September 2018