Small's Gin promises big things in little packages.
Orange and lemon citrus carry me away and often I can equate that smell to my mother’s lemon and powder sugar cookies. What makes this a show stopper is the interestingÂ involvementÂ of star anise and raspberry. Almost like a jam or fruit tart, rapped up in heavy Cardamon, Small's Gin speaks loud and proud.
There’s an overwhelming sense of Cardamon here, too big to ignore, which might be a play on word’s with Small's Gin.
I would look forward to a way to mix Small's Gin, and make it work, but I’m dumbfounded, since it’s like the Iron Shiek’s camel clutch, once you’re in it, you can’t go away. Let’s warn people and let’s them know if you are going to try Small's Gin, be ready for a rush that will take your breath away. This is notÂ amateurÂ hour, but more of a refined sense of tradition, that would make “Old Hickory” Proud.
One would think after drinking Small's Gin to cool it down, for some it might be too hot to handle. It’s possible this spirit could be used to accent other mixologist’sÂ concoctions, as a nice compliment to an otherwise boring drink. Put a little zing in your step.
I challenge anyÂ bartenderÂ out there to create a drink with Small's Gin, that play’s off this delicate intertwine ofÂ botanicals. Seems like it’s just too overpowering to drink straight once I have time to reflect on this mighty spirit. It might be as simple to mix this with Ginger Ale, and call it a day.
- You want Cardamon, you have cardamon.
- Raspberry is a nice refreshing addition to mundane gins
- Lingering after taste that envelops your soul
- Bottle let’s you know who’s in charge
- DefiantlyÂ Different
- Easily Misunderstood