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Sling Shot – Distilled Irish Gin

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Distilled Irish Gin
Lough Ree Distillery

ABV: 41.7%
Country: Ireland 
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

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.

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