Fly Navy Gin
Curio Spirits Company
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.1
Nose: Juniper laden, with funky citrus zests. A little vanilla behind the scenes.
Palate: Piney juniper, a touch of coriander and altogether you have a herbal number. Citrus cuts through that eventually with a puckering pink grapefruit note. Livens things up a little.
Finish: Long and satisfying. Indian tonic really enhances the pink grapfruit.
Comments: Good execution of specific botanicals – juniper is crisp and clear, citrus punchy and the vanilla holds it all together.
Phoebe Calver – 8.2
Nose: Floral from the off, but with a little spray of orange and light vanilla notes.
Taste: The floral theme continues, but isn’t as overpowering as I was expecting. It moves to the back to make way for a sweetness and warmth and unmistakably juniper is there.
Finish: There is a lot of flavour going on which remains long after the warmth of the alcohol wears off.
Comments: Packed full of complex aspects that make it delightfully sippable.