Tobermory Distillers Limited
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.2
Nose: Malty, full of citrus, slightly burned melted chocolate and an open bag of
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.