Neroli Oil is extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree through steam-distillation, and is as awesome as it is pricey, requiring over a tonne of flowers to produce just 1kg of oil – so of course we wanted to make a gin out of it!
Nose: An aromatic, fragrant nose, with lily of the valley, soft juniper and pink grapefruit initially, before incense rises above balsa wood and a touch of fresh coriander.
Taste: In a soft and delicate opening there’s a wave of orange blossom, perfumed vanilla and a slight hint of aniseed. A pinch of cardamom and clove offer herbaceous, spiced depth.
Finish: Surprisingly long, with a little dryness that stops it becoming too syrupy.