The nose is a bit green and slightly spicy. There’s a bit of juniper early, but I’m getting notes of cabbage, licorice, allspice and ginger. A really odd combination, but it kind of works. There’s a peculiar hint of Eugenol in there, clove perhaps?
At the front of the palate, there’s spruce and green notes, with a serious hit of cassia and cinnamon. St. Laurent Gin then becomes a bit more literally herbal, with a vegetable broth and a touch of red hot cinnamon candy mid-palate. I’m also getting some Bay leaf, oregano, and sweet black peppercorn.
The finish is dry and oddly a touch salty tasting. There’s a briny note at the end of the palate that lasts through the finish, providing an interesting perspective on the dry juniper notes. The finish is quite long with bitter orange and cardoon.