This is appealing from the get go. It smells vibrant and lifted, herbal and spicy, and with a slatey minerality. And its water clear despite the image here – the bottle is tinted blue. The palate is both sweet orange and lifted lemon in a seaspray kind of way. Second inspection brings the spice notes out: cardamom, clove, with the juniper playing a supporting role. 9 aromatics in total apparently, hence the 1 & 9 nomenclature.
Elegant, refreshing, zip and zing. Love it. Perfect sundowner. Will buy again.