William Grant & Sons
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 7.6
Nose: Welcome to lemon. Freshly sliced, then stewed with honey in a tea and finally a fizzing, zesty sherbets.
Palate: Slightly bitter lemon sherbets – the lemon is zesty, like chewing on peels. Coriander provides a little variation in an otherwise straightforward spirit.
Finish: Long and unsurprisingly lemony.
Comments: Straight-forward in terms of flavour and sticks to one track. Can imagine served long that it’ll be a lovely and refreshing G&T, or perhaps it would be one for a citrus-forward Martini.
David T. Smith – 7.7
Nose: Fresh and zesty with plenty of citrus peel and lemon with a dash of the sweetness of lemon sherbert.
Palate: There’s plenty of citrus along with a gentle sweetness: flavours of lemon oil, lemon curd, posset, and hard candy are combined with hints of grapefruit.
Finish: A lingering zing of citrus that is clean with no burn; a long, long finish.
Comments: Some gin fans may want more juniper, but this makes some refreshing drinks and pairs particularly well with tonic.