BARRY ISLAND SPIRITS REVIEWS
Read what people are saying about Barry Island Gin and Barry Island Rum
For transparency, all of these reviews are from genuine, paying customers.
Praise for Barry Island Gin
"A beautifully balanced gin, fine for sipping over ice, but equally at home with a dash of tonic and slice of orange. There's a delightfully soft aromatic lead on the nose. Orange is dominant, but backed up by bright, yet rounded spice notes.
“Love has gone into the making of this. Really well made. Great as a G&T or Martini base.
— Great Taste Awards 2021 Judges' Feedback
“Barry Island Gin was the perfect choice for our Gin of the Month. Its freshness, lime and blood orange aromas have made it a firm favourite with our guests.
It simply is one of the best gins we have come across for some time.”
— Lowri Jones, Head Sommelier at The Hinds Head in Bray - the Michelin starred pub run by world renowned experimental chef, Heston Blumenthal and part of The Fat Duck Group
"Juniper is paired with sweet sherbet on the nose and hints of orange and peppery hues (the latter coming from the alcohol I think, rather than pepper botanicals). Smooth with licks of sweetness, pleasant grippy, eau de vie style tannins and fresh acidity. Warming to finish with more orange notes now and some warming spice. I'm sure even with tonic this would be marvellous but for me this is martini grade gin. Good stuff!!"
— Ben Franks, FRSA, CEO Novel Wines
"And the result is in! A resounding 'yes' 10/10 and a golden buzzer - fresh, balanced, citrus flavours and subtle spice - we thoroughly recommend"
— Bay Tree Wines
Praise for Barry Island Rum
"What a hidden gem! Barry Island Rum is one of the best spiced rums on the market by far. Its great balance of spices and molasses work well to create a unique cocktail.
Here at Hamlet we are so proud to be working with Claire and Tim and the team at Barry Island Spirits co."
- Robert Chasteauneuf & Daniel Hardman, Co-owners, Hamlet Wokingham
"This rum is absolutely fantastic... Blended, bottled and spiced in Wales.
I hope you know by now that I'm not one to nose, sip, spit and talk to you about notes, I'll leave that to the experts, all I know is that this rum is sensational"
- The Home Cocktail Enthusiast