David T. Smith Issue Eight Recommended Sam Coyne Tastings

Spirit of Hven – Organic Navy Strength

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Organic Navy Strength 
Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn

ABV: 57.1%
Country: Sweden 
Style: Navy Strength
Price per bottle: £££
Availability: Worldwide

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.



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