The Cambridge Distillery was the first to create a truly seasonal gin, using only home grown and freshly foraged botanicals each season to create two distinct gins each year.

A victim of their own success, Cambridge Seasonal Gins often sell out within days leaving a rather long gap until the next batch comes along. Until now…

Having developed an expertise in local botanicals around the year, we have now created a blend of flavours from all four seasons. Whilst production of Cambridge Seasonal Gin remains on a very limited scale, we are able to produce this new line a few hundred, rather than a few dozen, bottles at a time. And the result is Cambridge Dry Gin: a gin for all seasons!

Botanicals include Juniper, Blackcurrant leaf, Basil, Rosemary, Lemon verbena, Rose petals, Violet petals and Angelica seed.

Our Verdict 
is vague as we are yet to try Tinker.

Available online and expect to pay around £45.

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What the experts say …

The London Gin Club  says … Tasted neat there’s a sweet floral almost lavender lead, followed by a dryness which literally grasps the tongue, this smoothes out to a round sweetness which is followed up with a lip tingling finish, almost a pepper heat! All round a lovely balance of bitter-sweet, a most pleasant and very interesting flavour profile.

With tonic the gin opens up and the fruit sweetness really shines out – by the way we tasted this gin blind and we thought there were notes of fruity elderflower and sweet grapefruit citrus – from the botanicals listing we are guessing this is a combination of the blackcurrant leaf, rose, and violet. In the middle there is a round, soft almost malty under note, then a spine of juniper dryness. The zing of pepper-like activation is still there in the linger but is lighter. Continue reading review …

Graft Gins  says … A fragrant nose of juniper, mint and freshly picked flowers. The palate opens with sweet lavender notes, leading to juniper spice with hints of elderflower and grapefruit zest.  Continue reading review …

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