David T. Smith Issue Nine Sam Coyne Tastings

Tobermory – Hebridean Gin

Hebridean Gin
Tobermory Distillers Limited

ABV: 46.3%
Country: Scotland
Style: Contemporary
Price per bottle: ££
Availability: Worldwide

Sam Coyne – 8.2 

Nose: Malty, full of citrus, slightly burned melted chocolate and an open bag of
Liquorice Allsorts.

Palate: Really full-bodied – wow. Citrus first, then a tropical, fruity note along with cereal. More classic coriander and juniper come through towards the close along with a fresh mint note. Black pepper also.

Finish: Long and fruity. A new-make spirit note.

Comments: What a robust gem! Feels utterly indulgent and an awful lot to like about this one. Think it would make one hell of a Martini.

David T. Smith – 8.3 

Nose: A distinctly chocolatey note, then oily citrus and juniper.

Palate: Thick texture and helps to perpetuate the indulgent impression of chocolate. This is followed by juicy lemon and orange, along with cracked coriander.

Finish: More coriander appears on the finish with more floral notes that really linger and move towards a touch of grapefruit.

Comments: A bright and vibrant gin that would work well in a Gin Collins or, for those with a sweeter tooth, even a little splash of lemonade would work.



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