Who doesn’t like a chocolate orange, but we all know the perils of ownership; you could leave it on the parcel shelf in the sun, then even refrigeration won’t save it - all you will have is a congealed, hardened cricket ball of chocolate. But what if there was an answer? Well, the innovative folks at McQueen Gin have a novel alternative: Chocolate Orange Gin. Made using a mix of classic gin botanicals, orange peel, and cocoa nibs, this is even suitable for those who don’t like milk or milk chocolate.
Nose: A warm hug of a gin with malty chocolate notes and a zip of aromatic orange.
Taste: Complex and oily orange notes: zesty, with a touch of blossom. Then comes a rich, indulgent, creamy chocolate flavour with a touch of caramel.
Finish: Dry and slightly peppery with a hint of earthy juniper.