Dillons Small Batch Cherry Gin 375 Ml
Dillon’s Small Batch Cherry Gin is the combination of local Niagara Peninsula Cherries and their signature, locally grown 100% Ontario Rye base spirit. The same base spirit they use in many of their spirits.
Dillon’s philosophy is steeped in tradition and family. Interesting note, among the team, Peter Dillon’s title is “Herb and Botanical Expert.” That sounds like a fantastic title to have, and one that I hope to one day aspire to. I digress, back to the gin.
A traditional Dillon’s Small Batch Cherry gin infused with cherries and botanicals and then lightly sweetened. Excellent as an aperitif or in cocktails.
The authentic flavor in this traditional dry gin is the result of the infusion of cherries and botanicals. The nose is fragrant with ripe cherry, mint, balsam, and a suggestion of white pepper, while the palate is robust and viscous with flavors following the nose wrapped up neatly with a touch of sweetness on the finish.
On the nose, brown sugar, molasses, stewed cherry, strawberry, and a faint hint of banana as well. Lower, there’s a nice touch of spice with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Nice depth with a lot of complexity at first whiff.
The palate is complex as well. Tart with clear cherry at first, with spice emerging later. Cardamom, ginger, and cassia come through, however, it seems indistinct. It could be any or all of the bunch. It’s a well-balanced melange of rich, earthy notes.
The finish is slightly acidic with tart fruit augmenting the heat that emerges.