David T. Smith Issue Eight Sam Coyne Tastings

Slingsby – Gooseberry Gin

Gooseberry Gin
Spirit of Harrogate

ABV: 40%
Country: England 
Style: Flavoured
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 7.8 

Nose: Some classic gin notes; juniper and coriander. However, the star is the fruit flavours of grapefruit, rhubarb and gooseberry. 

Palate: More tart gooseberries upfront, there’s a solid, more classical background with juniper, coriander and eventually lemon peels. Elderflower note. Fruit compliments the classic rather than overpowering. 

Finish: Lingering and a little tart.

Comments: Some good balance and would work nicely with a tonic that lightens the floral notes.

David T. Smith – 7.4 

Nose: Plump, fruity gooseberry aromas with a sprinkle of 
lemon citrus. 

Palate: Floral notes to start, including violet and rose, followed by mellow, jammy gooseberry flavours.

Finish: Some alcohol and a lingering tingle of tart gooseberry.

Comments: Solid flavours of gooseberry are balanced with other botanical notes. I think this would work well in a Gin Fizz.

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