Thanks to Gin & Tonic Reviews for this lovely write-up. We think that Kirkjuvagr has the perfect balance too, and it's perfect for any time of year, including the Christmas drinks cabinet.
Nose - Sherbet\Barley\Juniper
Neat - Well given the stormy nature of the label and the name of this gin its real eye opener when that first sip starts with a slight sweetness before the coriander comes rushing forward in a really smooth and rounded way. The citrus just sparkles like the sun glinting off the crests of waves whilst the juniper is mild in the background, on the breeze is the floral to soften things whilst an orange tinge comes from the sun. With each sip going down your left with a mix of coriander and mild juniper and then a feint saltiness on your lips. This isn’t overly dry or bitter just right in the middle in what has been a great trip so far for our taste buds so far.
G&T - Once we had the tonic mixed in was the storm about to erupt well it seems not as to start there is a lovely orange bitterness before the soft floral side comes washing over like waves lapping at the shore one after the other. There is a really tanginess developing and with the mild juniper and mellow spices it just so easy to quaff this down, but take your time and a lovely sherbet lemon taste will come to greet you as well. The floral really brings everything together and binds it before your left with a mix of oranges and lemons afterwards; we garnished this with some orange peel.
Well given where this gin comes from and the design on the label we were expecting it to either be a wet and damp style of gin or a really dark and stormy one but instead what you get is very much the opposite. There is a really lovely combination of floral angelica and rose with the orange inside that is very different from traditional gins, and the floral never gets overwhelming either and just something we think would make a perfect spring drink to awaken to.