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Lussa Gin – Lussa Gin

Lussa Gin 
Lussa Gin 
Lussa Drinks Company

ABV: 42%
Country: Scotland 
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: £££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 7.8 

Nose: Red berries upfront, before a slightly saline, seaside note. Lemon peel and bright floral notes in the mix too.

Palate: Earthy juniper and coriander fades over time to reveal a green and herbal spearmint note. 

Finish: Initially a peppery spice, before the greener notes come to the fore. Develops even further to reveal a faint sweet, mint-chocolate note. 

Comments: It promised one thing with that sweeter nose, before becoming herbal. Does its best to reconcile the two. 

David T. Smith – 8.8 

Nose: Coastal flowers, samphire, gorse, and a hint of sweet violet are quickly followed by some refreshing, green fruitiness.

Palate: Rich, oily, and piney juniper in partnership with coriander, which gradually makes way for more nuanced floral and herbal notes.

Finish: Green, stalky citrus, leafiness, and a gentle spiciness.

Comments: This is quite an intricate gin that has excellent intensity; this would be well-suited to a vast array of mixed drinks.

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