BARRY ISLAND SPIRITS REVIEWS
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
Lovely balance of sweet and slightly savoury on the palate. Fresh orange citrus start, moving delicate roots and ending with a smooth green juniper - A lovely flavour journey.
Outstanding smooth mouthfeel. No harshness and a clean and citrus finish. Very good flavour combinations, an excellent gin all round.
— Judges Feedback on Barry Island Dry Gin, The Gin Guide Awards 2022
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