William McHenry & Sons is the world’s most southern family owned and operated distillery, located at Port Arthur. Mr. McHenry’s current range consists of a 10-year-old single malt under the Three Capes label, plus a triple-distilled vodka and this London dry inspired McHenry Classic Dry Gin. Botanicals include, citrus peel, star anise, coriander seed, cardamom and orris root, all beautifully balanced with juniper.
Tasting note (theginqueen.com): McHenry Class Dry Gin has eschewed native ingredients and is distilled with botanicals more in keeping with an original London dry style – citrus peel, juniper, coriander and cardamom seeds which are blended with a small amount of star anise.
The citrus isn’t overpowering as an odour or a flavour, enough to remind you this is a dry style. The gin has an incredible smooth mouth feel and there is an earthy liquorice flavour at the finish which is delicious. It’s a clean, smooth, elegant gin which has been very well executed. It makes a superb gin and tonic, and would make a great additional to your home bar due to its versatility.