La Republica 
Master Blends

ABV: 42%
Country: Bolivia
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$277-53)
Availability: Worldwide

David T. Smith – 7.5 

Nose: Vanilla and cocoa combined with fresh leaves and a definite stalky quality. 

Palate: Rich, indulgent flavours of chocolate orange upfront – quite remarkable – followed by resinous pine. 

Finish: Lingering flavours of earthy angelica, fresh mint and peppery spice. 

Comments: An unusual gin that has real character. It is perhaps a tad too powerful to be sipped neat, but I think it would combine well with a mixer. A gin with great potential, but it needs of a bit of tidying up when it comes to the cuts.

Felicity Murray – 7.7 

Nose: Rooty, resinous and green herbaceous notes are followed by lemongrass and caraway seed and just a hint of fruit. 

Palate: Oily mouthfeel balanced by sharpness of citrus; green vegetal flavours follow.

Finish: Creamy and fairly long and warming with a touch of peppery spice and soft hedgerow fruits.

Comments: The very slightly off-clear colour of this gin is slightly off-putting. However, its complex mix of herbaceous and piney flavours would work very well in a Negroni, as well as a G&T.

1 comment on “La Republica – Amazónica

  1. Helen McAvoy

    Where can I buy this in the UK?

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