David T Smith Issue Eight Sam Coyne Tastings

Bombay Sapphire – English Estate

Bombay Sapphire
English Estate 
Bacardi Ltd

ABV: 41%
Country: England 
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

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.

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