Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
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.