David T. Smith Issue Eight Sam Coyne Tastings

Volcanic Gin – Volcanic Gin

Volcanic Gin
Volcanic Gin
Beveland Distillers

ABV: 42%
Country: Spain
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 7.7 

Nose: A big bouquet with floral notes, lemon peel and an aniseed note too. 

Palate: Lemon and a walnut note upfront. Not an overwhelming amount of juniper, but a touch makes itself known. Angelica, a chocolate note and some woody spice. Mint comes through at the end. 

Finish: Long, with more of the earthier wood notes and citrus. 

Comments: Great variety and depth – the mouthfeel is oily and unctuous too. A good option as a sipper to enjoy neat.

David T. Smith – 7.6 

Nose: Complex and wide-ranging spice: anise, caraway, ginger, cumin, and nutmeg.

Palate: An excellent texture and even more spice notes on the palate with lots of woody spice reminiscent of gingerbread and Christmas cake. Juniper notes are present, but very restrained.

Finish: Peppery notes toward the finish, with angelica and a little juniper-pine.

Comments: A flavoursome gin which would work well with tonic, especially the mediterrean or perhaps an angostura tonic.

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