Speyside Distillers Company
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 7.9
Nose: Floral notes combined with lemon and lime. Behind is freshly chopped ginger.
Palate: Vibrant lime and more ginger. Both sweetness and spice. Red berry and juniper is present, expressed with fresh pine and a gentle woodiness. Gradually savoury and herbal, perhaps thyme? Slight bitterness at the end.
Finish: Long, herbal and with that gingery spice prickling the tip of the tongue.
Comments: This one’s bursting with life and flavour. The flavours present are well expressed and truly quite impressive.
David T. Smith – 7.3
Nose: A tad spirituous, followed by soft floral notes and piney citrus.
Palate: A good mouthfeel with a lime and mineral character that is also resinous with plenty of juniper and green leafiness. The woody earthiness of angelica root develops over time.
Finish: A light oiliness on the finish with notes of black pepper and a gradually building intensity and heat that lingers at the end.
Comments: A crisp, leafy gin with lots of flavour that is well-suited to a Gin & Tonic or perhaps a Gimlet.