La Republica 
Master Blends

ABV: 42%
Country: Peru
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide

David T. Smith – 6.8 

Nose: A powerful nose where the base spirit comes through strongly with notes of pear, dewy leaves and a little salinity.

Palate: Lots of lime to start, followed by bold, floral and leafy notes, a sweet earthiness and menthol spice.

Finish: Particularly oily, with more lime and some slightly soapy coriander, accompanied by lingering pepper.

Comments: A spirit with a strong character that is, perhaps, a little overwhelming to drink on its own, but would be better when mixed.

Felicity Murray – 8.9 

Nose: Distinctive and adventurous, complex and inviting with savoury, vegetal and herbaceous notes mingling with juniper and piquant cubeb berries. 

Palate: Full, rounded, well balanced and bursting with a cacophony of flavours, spicy and citrusy. 

Finish: Long and complex with fruit and spice joining the mix.

Comments: Could be sipped but would also mix well with a light, or lightly flavoured tonic garnished with lemon, pink peppercorns and a sprig of rosemary or lavender.

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