Deep, slightly hazy, tawny/mahogany.
Very distant juniper notes. Beside sloes, a few members of the panel detected oak; others some fruity undertones. The 6 month maceration period was well evidenced in the light yet clean nose.
Medium to sweet. Following from the nose, mellowed oak flavours were found with complex fruity undertones. Well balanced with a complex finish. The finish culminated with a surprise hint of citrus.
The Juniper Green sloe gin scooped the bronze award. Although at first it was seemingly mellow and relaxed, with tasting the various elements came through in an almost orchestrated manner. It left everyone feeling pleasantly satisfied.