Gold Star Reviews Vol. 25 No. 11

Highclere Castle Gin


Fans of the PBS series Downton Abbey will immediately recognize this bottle as it is, in fact, named for Highclere Castle, the stately manor in which the drama is set. That’s more than just opportunistic marketing, however, as the botanicals in this gin are inspired by, and partially sourced from, gardens on the estate. While most of that blend skews traditional, the unique additions of lime flower and oats set this recipe apart from many other London dry gins on the market today. The aroma is immediately classic and refreshing with juniper and citrus but takes a decidedly floral turn with time to bloom in the glass. On the palate, that same evolution unfolds, with sweet pine sap and bright grapefruit cascading softly into more earthy cardamom and angelica with a generous, silky finish. A gin to certainly elevate your next G&T, but one that can easily be sipped all on its own. 

Gold Star

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Alcohol %:  43.5
Country: United Kingdom
Producer:  Langley Distillery, web page:

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