Gin review: Silent Pool

This is everything I want from a Med gin – it just happens to be distilled in Surrey.

The first time I had tried Gin Mare, I had high hopes. I imagined I would taste sweet yet sharp citrus flavours, and notes of fresh basil. In fact, it wasn’t the sun-drenched wallop I was hoping for, and was easily washed out by tonic.

Silent Pool on the other hand, holds its own in a mixed drink (I prefer FeverTree Mediterranean tonic with a twist of orange or grapefruit). The kick remains potent, and this gin is a pleasing 43% vol.

Now, all I need is summer, a nice day for a garden party, and a few more bottles.