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Excellent, Mr Hobbs

One of the very enjoyable aspects of running this magazine is the chance to sample a wide range of drinks. Recently we were delighted to have received two sample bottles from Henley-on-Thames-based Mr Hobbs Gin: Mr Hobbs 150 and Mr Hobbs Spiced Plum Gin.

My first impression of Mr Hobbs Spiced Plum Gin Liqueur was ‘wow’, which I know isn’t in the vocabulary of most drinks writers, but it is really very good.
On the nose you get inviting Christmas pudding aromas, which I have never experienced in any other liqueur and even before tasting it I wanted more. The mouthfeel is light and pleasantly sweet, with confident plum pudding flavours flooding in. The finish is very satisfying with lingering plum notes and if you close your eyes whilst drinking this divine spirit it is already Christmas Day.
Some liqueurs can be over sweet and quite syrupy, but not so with this one — the lightness belies the depth and complexity of flavours of this very quaffable spirit.
I sampled this over ice and I would like to try this with a sparkling wine, which I think would make an excellent cocktail. For parties this would be a fantastic apéritif whether served neat or over ice.
Either way, this is very smooth, very flavoursome liqueur and I look forward to ordering a full bottle to enjoy over the festive season.
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