Price per bottle: ££
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.