Sometimes more is less
The last drink I reviewed had just one flavouring ingredient (verbena); there are 19 listed on the label here. I was looking forward to tasting a drink that contained flavours as diverse as Cedar wood oil, rhubarb root, pimento and gentian and imagined I’d be delving into a complex and multi-layered drink with considerable heft. Perhaps it’s my own fault for expecting so much but the actual first sip felt a little underwhelming, to the extent that I had to taste a glass of neat tonic alongside the tonic mixed with Tuscan Tree to understand what it was bringing to the party. There’s a citrussy sweetness which rounds out the bitterness of the tonic into a much fuller mouthful, and adds top notes of zesty aromatics and an orangey bitterness adds a longer finish, but it’s not exactly standout. The gorgeous fifties-style label in powder blue and gold contrasts fabulously with the orangey-red of the drink, but the same care for detail doesn’t seem to have gone into the drink which tastes just a bit too thin for an aperitif.
Or this drink may well be available from your high street supplier – we’re sorry we cannot check them all but you might like to.
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