A friend sent me a photo of this, and although the bottle and label art are very beautiful, I wasn't sold on just any random gin just yet. That is, until he told me the botanical list, and I thought this would be a wonderful welcome into the autumn season with the high floral notes and crisp apple to round it out. As I'm always looking for any other tasty gins (although I'm more looking for more navy strength gins, but that has proven to be a sullen waste of my time hoping I'll see more of that), the balance between some familiar botanicals and some very unique but tasty ones should definitely make for a different gin, and I'm just hoping that's in a good way. I can already smell a solid juniper, floral base from over a foot away with the glass on the table, but nothing specific pops out yet. This is further cemented with the actual scent inside the glass, as there's a plentiful juniper and a great base in place, with some florality for sure, but no more than would be found in other similar dry gins. If anything different, there's just the slightest push towards warmer notes, with the cardamon being somewhat detectable. A light body, and even though this has a lot of floral botanicals, I notice it's mostly light due to the low proof. The flavor is quite bitter and dry indeed, which does help the floral notes come out and, although blurred together pretty well, some of the citrus oils are evident, as well as a touch of honey, although not in a sweet form. The cardamon and some of the other warmer botanicals seem the very lowest found, definitely behind the floral wall, but it does start to surface slightly on the finish. So, in terms of this living up to the botanicals used and what I expected to taste, it's below average and a decent faceplant. However, it's one of the most dry gins I've had in quite some time, but one that has a good focus on a flavor profile that London dry gins definitely lack. I'm not satisfied having any part of this neat, but am fairly excited to use it in simpler cocktails, giving gin & tonics and martinis a curve that's both minute and still noticeable.