Brecon Botanicals Gin – a true taste of Wales

Brecon Botanicals Gin is a tasty Welsh gin made at the Penderyn distillery. It is based on pure grain spirit and a special selection of botanicals. The illustrations were specially engraved and re-produced for this special edition. Very interesting stuff.

Living in Wales and aspiring to being a gin guzzler, I was rather delighted to be offered Brecon Botanical Gin when visiting a local hotel bar.

Made at the Penderyn Distillery it is based on a pure grain spirit with a carefully selected ranged of botanicals and using water from the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, from which it takes its name all build up my expectations for the taste of this rather interesting gin.

Brecon Botanicals Gin has 8 botanicals in it and an  ABV of 43%, and my initial sip revealed a earthy gin with a soft juniper flavour. Whilst, recently I have seen this gin for sale,  initially it was not  widely available in the UK because it was intended as a release for export and aimed at the Spanish market. I must say that its flavours would go very well with bold flavoured dishes, such as those found in tapas.

The flavour of the Botanicals Gin is predominantly earthy, with spices and a pronounced hint of cassia bark.  It is a most enjoyable drink and would lend itself to a lot of cocktail recipes. A delightful gin, particularly for those of us who like gins that lean towards the Plymouth style of gin.