Spirit of Hven
Organic Navy Strength
Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn
Style: Navy Strength
Price per bottle: £££
Sam Coyne – 8.4
Nose: Peach melba yoghurts and muddled raspberry compote. Fresh, bright citrus and juniper notes too.
Palate: The juniper is forward and pronounced, as is a lemon peel citrus and a woody, earthy, angelica note. Then it’s a little different with the addition of red berries.
Finish: Long and refreshing. It becomes creamier and that peach melba yoghurt note comes back too.
Comments: Impactful and justifying of its ABV without alcohol burn or spice. Fruit notes elevate well balanced classical botanicals.
David T. Smith – 8.6
Nose: A delicate creaminess on the nose is combined with a soft fruitiness of peach, raspberry, and a hint of nuttiness.
Palate: An excellent mouthfeel with a slight oiliness, followed by notes of coriander and the plump berry notes of raspberry and blackberry.
Finish: More classic botanical notes of juniper and angelica.
Comments: A fruity gin with a sophisticated flavour profile and good integration of alcohol – would be great for a Gimlet.