Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 7.7
Nose: Herbal with rosemary and mint, which hints at savoury notes. It’s lifted up by the presence of juniper in the wings.
Palate: Juniper and the savoury notes from the nose work in tandem. A peppery note builds up, along with something more floral. There’s an earthiness that works well with the spicier notes.
Finish: More pepper, mint and earthiness.
Comments: Different and interesting. I’d love to see a bartender use this, but I’m inclined to try with elderflower tonic and see if that draws out lighter notes.
David T. Smith – 7.6
Nose: Aromatic chamomile with creamy mint notes reminiscent of butter mints and mint toffees.
Palate: Clean, with a thick, viscous texture that is accompanied by notes of fresh mint, pine, and some gradually-building menthol pepper.
Finish: Juniper notes are accompanied by a lot of fresh pepper and spearmint, making this very cooling and long-lasting.
Comments: Unusual with a unique flavour profile. This may limit its mixing potential, but it’d be fantastic in a Gin Julep or an Alexander.