This has a berry aroma coupled with the floral spice of pink peppercorn. The strong citrus punch provided by the Buddha’s Hand gives the gin a burst of summer flavours almost reminiscent of eating fresh berries & citrus fruit on a hot summer’s day. Buddha’s Hand is an unusual botanical, in fact we only know of 2 other gins that have used this in the past, the fruit is shaped like a yellow octopus and it does not have any flesh, only zest, which is used to give the gin an aromatic lemon-blossom flavour it is also a much sweeter version of the standard lemon.
With all good gin it is Juniper forward on the palate, the sweet tang of raspberry at the forefront, followed by a brief herbaceous twist. This then gives way to the subtle spice of pepper and the warming pine of juniper. The sweet citrus of Buddha’s Hand comes in the for the finale, cleansing the palate for the next ‘punchy’ sip.
Poetic License’s Raspberry & Buddha’s Hand, 70cl bottle