Indian Summer Saffron Infused Gin itself has only the slightest golden tint to it. A bit of saffron is available on the nose, lending an otherwise exotic note to what comes across as a rather classical styled gin. Juniper, angelica and some elegant, exotic leaning coriander make for an inviting, bright (summery even?) opening. On the palate, more citrus comes through of Indian Summer Gin: orange zest, cinnamon bark, and pine accented juniper, with the juniper notes taking quite a prominent place in the mid-late palate. Towards the finish, the glow of the Saffron is more evident, creating a warm, spiced halo, with clear, vibrant splashes of peppercorn and citrus peel. Medium long finish, that delivers on the promise of saffron, with a pleasant warmth as well. Deceptively smooth for 92 proof, it manages to walk the tricky line of gin and infused gin, and comes out without being too much either. It’s bright and aromatic, with some of the more traditional botanicals shining through along with the Saffron. Indian Summer Gin is among those gins which ground themselves strongly in a classic style botanical bill and add one unique touch to push things forward. In this case its Saffron, and the subtlety works coming across as slightly more contemporary than classic, but in a way that finds a middle ground between the two.