William Grant & Sons
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 7.9
Nose: Fresh watermelon, a little lemon, a green piney note and some crisp white wine.
Palate: Watermelon flirts with juniper pine upfront in a blend of sweet and bitter. Then a little citrus. Has a light mouthfeel, reminiscent of watermelon juices…
Finish: Short to middling length with a confectionary sweetness remaining.
Comments: A tasty refresher. Captures the chosen flavour nicely. Will surely serve as a great summer long drink with some sparkling water.
David T. Smith – 7.8
Nose: Candied fruit and luscious watermelon, this reminds me a lot of watermelon sorbet.
Palate: Soft and almost fluffy in terms of texture, this has a smooth vanilla sweetness that’s followed by a slight bitterness. The fuller, more luscious watermelon flavours then return.
Finish: Lingering heat combined with subtle notes of angelica, juniper, and citrus.
Comments: Refreshing: it would be great on a hot day with plenty of ice, sparkling water, and a twist of lime.