Bulldog Gin (40% / 80 proof) smells like a traditional London Dry Gin – at first whiff you’re greeted by a light juniper top note. Right behind the juniper there’s soft lemon peel, a light floral lavender note, and floral longan fruit. The nose on the Bulldog is quite inviting with very little vapor or bite. Like the nose, the entry for Bulldog Gin is much softer and easier than expected. A soft juniper leads things off but it’s quickly followed by the lemon peel which leads the charge through the mid palate. In the mid palate the sweet floral elements really emerge with a combination of lavender and longan fruit. At the end of the mid palate the spice begins to emerge with a return of the juniper, which is joined by cinnamon, cardamom, and licorice. The spice peaks and then drops off for a nice, easy finish with lingering citrus and light spice.