Price per bottle: £££
Sam Coyne – 8.8
Nose: Spice initially, perhaps a little liquorice too? Earthy vanilla and oak.
Palate: Ripened red fruits; cherries and red berries. Spice and a peppery note too. Sweet balanced out by the influence of vanilla.
Finish: Long and very lasting. Crisp.
Comments: An enjoyable matured gin with classy influence from the cask. Lots going on, but all handled well. Would recommend it as a great sipping gin. Otherwise try with ginger ale or perhaps in a Negroni.
Phoebe Calver – 8.4
Nose: There’s a lot of spice there, I’d say cinnamon and it’s reminding me of the cookies I used to cook as a child.
Taste: That is spicy. The cinnamon is still there, but there is a softness cutting through which stops the palate becoming too much, kind of like an old school vanilla 99.
Finish: A relatively long finish and that spice isn’t going anywhere.
Comments: Definitely interesting and could make for a pretty punchy cocktail in the winter months.