We have previously reviewed Malfy Gin Originale as well as their Gin Rosa and Gin Con Arancia expressions, but Malfy’s first gin, Malfy Limone Gin, is the one we are finally trying today. Botanicals for this Italian gin include juniper berries, coriander seeds, Mediterranean lemon peel, Mediterranean orange peel, angelica root, cassia bark, liquorice root, orris root, and Mediterranean grapefruit peel. Let’s give it a try.
On the nose, this gin fairly bursts with citrus notes, specifically bright lemon peel — which one would expect. With a little time, some pine and pepper can be discerned as well. The palate follows suit, and despite the range of botanicals used to make this gin, I could imagine mistaking it for a lemon vodka but for the subtle juniper notes that arrive late and lend a touch of nuance to the oily citrus character. This is a rather one-dimensional gin, but it is an enjoyable one, and it particularly shines in a gin & tonic where it creates a bright cocktail that would be perfect for summertime sipping. Next year, anyway.