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Tarquins Rhubarb and Raspberry Gin

Tarquins Rhubarb and Raspberry Gin

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Uncorking Summer: A Deep Dive into Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin

Sunshine in a bottle? Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin might just be the answer. This vibrant pink gin, lovingly crafted on the Cornish coast, captures the essence of summer with its delightful infusion of fresh rhubarb and raspberries. But beyond its beautiful colour lies a complex flavour profile waiting to be explored.

At The General Wine, we're passionate about sharing exceptional gins, and Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry is no exception. So, join us as we delve into a detailed tasting note, complete with serving suggestions to help you savour every drop of this Cornish gem.

On the Eye:

The first impression is undeniably captivating. Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry boasts a stunning blush colour, reminiscent of a summer sunset. This natural hue is a testament to the use of real fruit in the infusion process, free from artificial colourings. As you swirl the gin in your glass, admire the subtle viscosity that hints at the depth of flavour to come.

On the Nose:

The moment you raise the glass to your nose, a wave of delightful aromas greets you. The juniper, the backbone of any good gin, is present but gentle, allowing the vibrant fruit notes to take centre stage. Zesty citrus, reminiscent of lemon sherbet, mingles beautifully with the sweet, juicy fragrance of fresh raspberries. But there's more to the story. A hint of floral character peeks through, perhaps lavender or rose, adding a touch of elegance to the overall bouquet.

On the Palate:

The first sip is a revelation. The initial burst of flavour is a delightful surprise. The juniper asserts itself slightly more than on the nose, providing a warming foundation. But then, the magic happens. The sweet and tart character of rhubarb takes over, its flavour akin to a refreshing rhubarb sorbet. The juicy raspberries explode on the palate, adding a burst of summer fruitiness. This interplay between sweet and tart creates a wonderfully balanced and dynamic flavour profile.

As the gin lingers on the tongue, the complexity unfolds further. Underlying the fruitiness, a hint of crisp pine needles emerges, a subtle nod to the juniper's presence. A touch of warmth, reminiscent of Eastern spices, adds a touch of intrigue. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering taste of tart raspberry jam, zesty citrus, and a hint of frangipane's delicate sweetness.

Tasting Summary:

  • Nose: Zesty citrus (lemon sherbet), fresh raspberries, subtle floral notes (lavender or rose)
  • Palate: Warming juniper, sweet and tart rhubarb, juicy raspberries, crisp pine, subtle Eastern spices
  • Finish: Long and satisfying, tart raspberry jam, zesty citrus, frangipane sweetness

Serving Suggestions:

Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin is incredibly versatile and shines in various cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Perfect Serve: Keep it simple and elegant with Tarquin's recommended "Cornish Summer Blush." Fill a balloon glass with ice, add 50ml of gin, top with premium tonic water, and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a few raspberries.
  • The Rhubaric Fizz: Elevate the rhubarb notes with this twist on a classic gin fizz. Combine 50ml of Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin, 20ml fresh lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup, and a dash of egg white (optional) in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with chilled soda water and garnish with a fresh raspberry.

Beyond Cocktails:

For a refreshing twist, try Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin in a summer spritzer. Combine 25ml of gin with top-quality sparkling water over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary for a touch of herbal intrigue.

In Conclusion:

Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin is a delightful exploration of summer flavours. It's a gin that appeals to both seasoned gin enthusiasts and those new to the spirit's world.  With its beautiful colour, captivating aroma, and balanced flavour profile, this Cornish gin is sure to become a summer staple.

Available at The General Wine:

Visit our website or store to purchase your bottle of Tarquin's Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin and embark on your own journey of summer sipping. With its exceptional quality and taste, it's the perfect addition to your gin collection or a thoughtful gift for any gin lover.

 

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