Interlude - well, that was fun. Shortly before I started writing this post the shared drive at work had fallen over, which was extremely infuriating, as IT had all gone home for the evening, and I have a really major deadline at noon tomorrow. So once the colleague I was working with had agreed that without the network only one of us could usefully be productive at once, so it would be best if I went home, got a very early night, and started again at six in the morning, by which time we hoped that someone with access to reboot the server would have been contacted and done so. Except actually, it got rebooted just after I got home, got into my pyjamas, and was about to go to bed. And said colleague helpfully 'phoned me, so I could come back in.
As it turned out, I was eventually quite glad he did, as I got a second wind and a lot of work done, but still, I am looking forward to a rest - 15 hours I did today, and nearly 80 over the last eight days.
Anyway, enough whinging, on with the gin. Number nine is Sloane's Dry Gin. It's not terribly exciting on the nose. The alcohol seems to dominate quite harshly, although there's a bit of a petrol note. That comes through on sipping as well, along with a hint of lime. Adding tonic removes the harshness, but also overpowers any interesting flavours - not one I'd try again, I don't think.
And at least the extra hours in the office meant that I get bonus gin, since it was just gone midnight by the time I got home. Gin ten is Colonel Fox's London Dry Gin. It smells a lot more interesting than the last, aniseed dominant, with hits of ginger and molasses. It's surprisingly sweet on the palate, especially considering it's described as dry. I think it'd make a really good Gin Alexander, or any number of dessert cocktails.