Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 7.8
Nose: Not the most forward. Delicately light spearmint, with subtle citrus notes.
Palate: Juniper leads into the spearmint, which is more pronounced than it was on the nose and liquorice. In the background awaits a roasted chestnut note.
Finish: Dry and long. Initially with the mint note, before a peppery spice comes through.
Comments: Refreshing with a few nice touches for a gin that will mix well with Indian Tonic for a straight-up G&T.
David T. Smith – 7.8
Nose: Aromatic citrus, orange, and coriander with lighter notes of spice and some dry chocolate.
Palate: There is a good texture to the spirit – slightly oily. Notes of earthy angelica are combined with a liquorice sweetness.
Finish: Dry with some residual pine and a gentle flicker of heat.
Comments: A nice example of gin with a good level of intensity; this should make a nice Gin & Tonic.