Martin Miller’s Gin is produced in England and utilizes the soft waters of Iceland to add the final ingredient to their own unique gin recipe. This gin proves to be unique in a few ways all revolving around Martin Miller’s recipe, let’s delve into that with a nice little tasting of the gin.
This gin is clear and crisp looking, following the standard practices of most gins on the market. When rolling it around the glass, it hangs on the edges for over 40-seconds before a majority of the liquids begin to fall back into the glass. The nose is crisp and citric, coating the air with orange, lime and notes of lemon in a thick orange zest laced with a juniper. The juniper is more of an accent to Martin Miller’s Gin, from an aroma perspective.
I poured it on ice and neat so that I could experience Martin Miller in all its gin-tastic glory. The neat pour has excellent tasting sensations that light up my palate in many crazy ways. It initially sparks to life with spicy citrus flavors that coat your lips and tongue causing neat tickles and prickles. There is no harsh bite or roughness to the finish and I found the juniper aroma comes second to that of the citrus, becoming a focused mid-palate transition. The start is much like the finish, with hints of lemon, orange and ripe tropical limes.
The viscosity is thick and mature and I found it toned down when placed on ice. The nose, on ice, has a bit of licorice essence with subtle orange zest but nothing serious in the citrus department. I do detect a bit more spice on the nose, this might be other flavors becoming less muted when the citrus is toned down a bit. The iced down Martin Miller’s Gin is also carrying some spicy licorice with a bit more pronounced juniper berry in the mid-palate and on the finish. The finish does enforce a bit of lemon but doesn’t last as long as when drank neat.
If you’re not a fan of the prickle sensations from this gin, take a second and third sip; my mouth became more used to the flavors and this allowed me to appreciate a little more depth to the spirit. You can also mute the prickles by icing down or adding a touch of water to the gin.
I find the gin has a bit more excitement when consumed at room temperature but both experiences are fun. If I had to ice down Martin Miller’s Gin it would be within a gin and tonic or a martini. I can see this gin working excellently in a Long Island Ice Tea recipe with its citrus appeal. You can find Martin Miller’s Gin ranging from USD $25 to USD $35, search it out and enjoy a taste.