David T. Smith Issue Nine Recommended Sam Coyne Tastings

The Lakes Gin – Classic Gin

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Classic Gin
The Lakes Distillery Co.

ABV: 46%
Country: England 
Style: Classic
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 8.5

Nose: Juniper and lemon peel, before savoury cracked black pepper. A gentle floral hint is in there.

Palate: Delivers a robust juniper and orange zest. There’s a creaminess to the mouthfeel that adds a real luxury sensation. Towards the end there’s a pepperiness to it.

Finish: The pepper note proves lasting, although there’s a freshness from the juniper as well.

Comments: Has a little bit of intrigue too. One of those that you’ll always go back to when looking to make a good G&T.

David T. Smith – 8.9 

Nose: A lively citrus nose accompanied by hazelnut and a wisp of smoked paprika.

Palate: A juicy, slightly oily start with a complexity that gradually grows. Very classic in style: a hearty dose of juniper is followed by the punchy citrus pepperiness of the coriander.

Finish: Lemon marmalade adds a jammy and slightly sweet finish that lingers on the tongue.

Comments: A nicely made example of a traditional London Dry Gin with just enough complexity to capture the attention.


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