Distilled Irish Gin
Lough Ree Distillery
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.8
Nose: Classic citrus notes with smoke.
Palate: Initial notes run along the lines of a classic gin – citrus, juniper and earthy angelica. Citrus and spice then comes through more pronounced with lemon and pink grapefruit. A peated note adds a subtle smoke that binds things nicely.
Finish: Earthiness from the peat and juniper holds this all together.
Comments: Really admirable complexity of spirit. Flavours stand out individually and then compliment the next. Top stuff and why not just enjoy it neat.
David T. Smith – 9.1
Nose: Rich, creamy spice notes of ginger, cardamom, cassia, and nutmeg. Vanilla and lovely pine aromas.
Palate: Soft and silky, with cereal, chocolate, and malt balls, then orange and coriander. Leafy juniper and gradually building intensity of flavour.
Finish: A bold finish with black pepper and menthol notes of grains of paradise.
Comments: Great complexity and progression of flavour that lingers on the palate and leaves you wanting more. A handsome choice for a Gin Tonic.