Distilled in New Zealand at the foot of the Southern Alps with 12 botanicals, including nutmeg, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel and liquorice, this is a classic yet unique dry gin that is full of citrusy notes and even a hint of spice. The name Scapegrace means a mischievous person, or rascal. The water it uses is from one of the last natural aquifers in the world, taking 80 years to trickle and filter down to the distillery. This gives the gin a a very clean taste. The Classic gin has a very bright citrus on the nose, with some notes of earthier spices, cinammon and pine. Big juniper flavours and slightly oily as well, the spice towards the end makes this very enjoyable.
Hints of spice and citrus make up its aroma. It has a clean, clear and balanced classic-style gin nose.
The palate has a soft and rounded initial entry, but radiates with warmth towards the finish. On the palate, orange, lemon and a mild pepperiness greets you. Juniper with pine and fresh greens follow.
A combination of spices lends an earthy, complex warmth. The botanicals are well balanced, with some of coriander, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
The medium length finish is warm and slightly rooty, with juniper and mild spice. We would recommend East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic, garnished with Orange for a great G&T.