Issue Seven Phoebe Calver Sam Coyne Tastings

Vryheid – Full Bodied Dry Gin

Vryheid
Full Bodied Dry Gin
OakVilla

ABV: 44%
Country: England
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £££ 
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 7.6 

Nose: Very pronounced citrus. Pine forests. Oak barns. 

Palate: Carries clout. Might not want to go 12 rounds with it. Actually mellows out with a little bit of time into something quite refined, with a little honey and barley.

Finish: Long – juniper and citrus, with more of the pepper. 

Comments: Stands up so well in tonic due to its confidence, so good for a G&T. Garnish with a thick twist of lemon and lots of ice. If it was super cold, I’d say you try your hand with it over ice, but might not appeal to everybody.

Phoebe Calver – 8.0 

Nose: One of the more fragrant noses I’ve tried, hitting you immediately with punchy citrus and following up with some light wood notes. 

Taste: Unsurprisingly after such a pungent nose, this is packed full of flavour. The woody elements have become a lot more prominent which is really pleasant and fresh, then the citrus cuts through right before the taste of old wood hits you. 

Finish: Long and fresh. 

Comments: A really enjoyable and fragrant gin, it’s lively with a bit of punch to it.

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