Review: Aber Falls Small Batch Welsh Gin


Fresh and herbaceous, yet spicy to the taste, this is definitely a statement tipple that you should include in your collection. Enter our competition until next Wednesday 3rd April to win a bottle of this exquisite small batch gin.


A bit of background

Aber Falls are somewhat of a recent addition to the gin market. Based near the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in Wales and with their very own famous waterfall called Rhaeadr Fawr to draw from, the distillery has a very natural advantage in their gin-making process.

The beautiful landscape of North Wales also allows the team to source the local botanicals that go into their outstanding spirits.

Aber Falls

The Packaging

Aber Falls’ Small Batch Welsh Gin comes in a delightful bottle which carries a distinctive Welsh looking engraving at the front. The bottle has a light blue tint which matches the rest of the details representing the Aber Falls branding. To top it off (literally) the bottle’s stopper is a cork with a wooden top, giving it an earthy and sturdy feel.

On the nose

Once I removed the stopper, I was greeted by an abundance of botanicals. The refreshing and herbaceous combination of scents is complimented by pepper and juniper which give this gin an intense spicy aroma.

Neat

At 43% ABV of alcohol content, let’s just say that I was in for a pretty strong punch of flavour by this gin on its own. Nevertheless, the combination of lavender with rowan berries and juniper provide a distinctive flavour, which eventually subsides to a long finish consisted of pepper and spice.

Mixed with tonic

I had my G&T with Mediterranean Tonic water which brought out the juniper but also a layered citrus edge along with a spicy accent to the flavour. The combination of this gin with tonic water creates a spicy tang embellished by floral herbaceous tones making it ideal to enjoy over the warmer months.

Lasting impressions

Seeing the recent breakthrough from Aber Falls, this gin was definitely one on my radar and let me tell you that it did not disappoint. Its floral taste notes add a unique touch to a rich and well-rounded balance of flavours and aromas. This is an enticing tipple which would make a great addition to any gin collection.

If you fancy a bottle you can purchase it from Storibeers for £32.00 (70cl, 43% ABV).


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Carla Nearchou