The gin is made with a selected recipe of botanicals, including juniper, coriander seed, angelica root and orris root, which are infused with the base spirit and distilled four times.
Interestingly Firkin usually maturate their gin in American oak casks, no doubt taking inspiration from their whisky heritage, with this new gin however they have decided to skip the maturation and bottle the gin without aging, hence the "Naked" brand (it is not actually instructing you to drink the gin naked, but what you do in your own home is your business). The finished product is a London dry gin bottled at 46% ABV, which bagged itself a silver award at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017.
SilverFox Tasting Notes
Like running naked through a highland field filled with wild flowers, a hint of citrus is brought by the fresh spring breeze.
Firkin Tasting Notes
Nose: A bouquet of roses, citrus fruits, juniper and violets
Palate: Extremely fresh with big notes of orange, lemon and lime
Finish: Fruity with a hint of coriander and juniper. Dry, clean finish
Average Price: £32.58
Fox's Rating: 8/10
Firkin is a great gin to use in one of my favourite cocktails - the gimlet, it's floral and citrus notes take it to another level, as a gin and tonic it is crisp and refreshing. It's small batch nature does put the price up compared to your average off the shelf gin, but as far as small batch gins go it is at the lower end of the price spectrum.