On the nose, pine accentuated juniper, with toasted ground coriander, loudly declaring itself on the nose. McCormick Gin is clearly classic styled from first aroma, though the heavy coriander will readily distinguish it from other London Dry or Classic Styled gins.
The palate is literal and true to the nose. You get that first taste of pine-accent juniper. Brisk and oily, quickly ushered aside by a heavy dose of coriander in the middle. The coriander is dusty, cooked, and has a slight peppery lift, like the aroma of fresh cracked white pepper without the exotic character. Towards the finish, dry spice, with the juniper taking on a slightly more resiny dry tone. Late, there’s orris underneath the coriander, with hints of crisp angelica.