Lussa Drinks Company
Price per bottle: £££
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.