David T Smith Issue Eight Sam Coyne Tastings

Theodore – Pictish Gin

Theodore
Pictish Gin
Theodore

ABV: 43%
Country: Scotland 
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 8.0 

Nose: Floral nose. One for nuances rather than huge, punchy flavours. Honey and elderflower.

Palate: Juniper and citrus forward – lime and grapefruit zests. Backed up by coriander. The palate has enough punch about it, a touch of ginger and pepper. 

Finish: Long and peppery, with some citrus loitering around. 

Comments: Packs much more punch than the nose suggested. I’d actually like to make more of the floral note by mixing with lots of ice and an elderflower tonic. If not, could be a good sipper over ice. 

David T. Smith – 7.7 

Nose: Tropical fruit notes: pineapple, mango, coconut, and a dash of violet – fresh and fruity.

Palate: A little liquorice sweetness to start, followed by delicate notes of rose, violet, lemon and angelica.

Finish: Slightly perfumed with sweet, earthy floral notes that linger on the palate.

Comments: A delicate gin with soft fruity floral notes; would be a nice choice for an Aviation or French ‘75.

 

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