Napue Rye Gin
Kyrö Distillery Company
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith – 9.2
Nose: Aromas of blackberries burst forth from the glass, accompanied by green, leafy pine.
Palate: Bright, resinous pine notes with cedar and a touch of vanilla. These notes are followed by a berry medley of raspberry and blackberry, with a light, but balanced sweetness.
Finish: Cedar on the finish with a touch of dry woodiness and a gentle warmth.
Comments: A spirit that shows finesse and is very sippable. Best enjoyed over ice or in your gin cocktail of choice.
Felicity Murray – 8.8
Nose: Pine forests and slightly nutty at first then ripe hedgerow fruits emerge along with lemon, lime and a pleasant, delicate mix of rosemary and thyme.
Palate: Wonderfully smooth and creamy with citrus fruits cutting through a slightly herbal, vegetal base.
Finish: Long, rich and warm with a crisp clean edge of lemon and lime.
Comments: A robust gin with plenty of body and flavour that would jump out when topped with plenty of ice and tonic. Add a wedge of lime.