Original Dry Gin
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.8
Nose: Piney juniper and is fresh and floral – bright and promises a lot. There’s a citrus note too – lemon peel.
Palate: The expected classic notes; piney juniper, bright lemon peel, a slightly grassy coriander too. As it develops, there’s a warming spice kick. The most subtle hint of a tart raspberry.
Finish: Long peppery spice and citrus peels.
Comments: Ticks all of the boxes for a classic gin – if your life depended on making a classic G&T, this would be an excellent choice, garnished with a twist of lemon.
David T. Smith – 8.5
Nose: Bright and fruity on the nose with aromas of berries and stone fruit backed-up by green juniper.
Palate: More fruit to taste; soft, ripe berries mixed with citrus and coriander, followed by waxy spice notes.
Finish: A lingering finish of cracked coriander, gentle pepper, and a little zest.
Comments: A bright and vibrant gin with great mixing potential, especially in long summer coolers.