David T Smith Issue Eight Sam Coyne Tastings

Sacred – Old Tom Gin

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Old Tom Gin 
Sacred Spirits Company

ABV: 48%
Country: England 
Style: Old Tom
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 8.8 

Nose: Like a bag of Liquorice Allsorts, with a smattering of citrus and coriander. 

Palate: So much going on and a lot of it very good. Liquorice sweetness, a little woodiness. Lemon peels. An oily mouthfeel and towards the end there’s also an almond nuttiness too. 

Finish: Fruit and nut chocolate bars with a sprinkling of freshly picked mint. It’s of middling length.  

Comments: Delicious. Balanced, with the characteristics that do stand out making it interesting and flavourful. A great gin.

David T. Smith – 8.2 

Nose: Sweet and earthy liquorice on the nose accompanied by grassy, leafy notes.

Palate: Initial light lemon flavours move onto earthy and floral angelica and then a liquorice sweetness.

Finish: Violet with notes of orange and lovely note of chocolate.

Comments: An elaborate and elegant Old Tom gin that makes this classic style all its own; would be well-suited to a Tom Collins.


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