David T. Smith Issue Nine Sam Coyne Tastings

Eight Lands – Organic Speyside Gin


Eight Lands

Organic Speyside Gin

Glenrinnes Distillery


ABV: 46%
Country: Scotland
Style: Classic 
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide


David T. Smith

Nose
A classic nose with plenty of coriander, angelica, and citrus. A little floral violet and hint of sweetness, too.

Palate
Good intensity with an oily character and plenty of flavour: leafy and stalky notes in particular add a green crispness to this gin.

Finish
Hints of baking spice are followed by black pepper and a growing warmth that lingers on the finish.

Comments
A powerful, warming gin with earthy citrus notes. A good choice for long, icy combinations of gin and mixers.

Score

8.1


Sam Coyne

Nose
Straight-forward nose of citrus, coriander and juniper. A grassy note lies in the background aromas. 

Palate
The green note of the nose comes to the fore. Juniper leads, but then citrus and coriander plays a role. A faint red berry note stars next, along with some black pepper
and spice.

Finish
More of the spice, although a tangy and bitter red berry remains present.

Comments
Warming. Intensity means it’ll stand up well mixed, but emphasising the berries in cocktails could be fun.

Score

8.0


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