Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.0
Nose: All the merits of a dry gin. Juniper forward nose, with lemon and baking spices.
Palate: Develops just as you’d hope. Juniper forward – it’s initially pretty earthy – before citrus lightens things up nicely. A rich and oily mouthfeel, almost rewarding as you lap it up.
Finish: The citrus is long and satisfying.
Comments: What can you say? Delivers what you’d hope for as a classic gin and tonic. Does the simple things well and lends itself nicely to a number of classic gin cocktails.
Phoebe Calver – 7.8
Nose: Bright and fresh juniper, not too earthy, summer is coming out to play with this as you’re left with a citric hit.
Taste: The citrus kick is still there but it is pipped to the post by the juniper. A nice coating of the mouth that keeps those flavours with you for longer than I was expecting.
Finish: A pretty zesty and lengthy finish.
Comments: The gin that really opens up with the addition of tonic to combat that dry edge.