Poetic License have released a fabulous looking new pink gin named Raspberry & Buddha’s Hand Gin. The Sunderland based distillers are known for their innovation when it comes to gin making and this is Creation #10 in their portfolio.
If you are unfamiliar with the fruit, it is yellow and said to resemble a hand when ripe, albeit with many more ‘fingers’ than our own hands.
The fruit doesn’t have any flesh, only zest, which unlike most citrus rind boasts a lovely sweet flavour, with notes of lemon blossom.
Poetic License claim that only two other gins have ever used Buddha’s hand as a botanical, so it’s a bit of a treat to have it included in this gin.
As far as tasting goes, 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 sip.
This is another welcome summery gin, launched shortly after Poetic License released a Tropical Gin in partnership with Las Iguanas restaurants.
We truly are spoilt for choice this summer in the flavoured gin market. We just hope there’s enough hours of sunshine to appreciate them all fully.
Poetic License Raspberry and Buddha’s Hand Gin is available from Master of Malt, priced at £32.95.