Alfred The Great
Price per bottle: ££
Sam Coyne – 8.3
Nose: A classic, albeit not overly forward nose of juniper, citrus and earthy angelica. A slight savoury note on the end.
Palate: A light character generally.Piney juniper comes first before earthier notes of angelica, green coriander and slight citrus.
Finish: Long with a faint citrus note lingering.
Comments: A gin that celebrates classic flavours. Would personally serve with a lighter tonic for a G&T as the delicate flavours could get lost among an overpowering tonic.
David T. Smith – 8.7
Nose: Well-balanced and elegant, with aromas of juniper, citrus, and angelica.
Palate: Cleanly distilled with crisp, piney juniper is followed by little coriander and citrus with a hint of floral earthiness. Relatively light in character, but what’s there is spot-on.
Finish: The gentle glow of alcohol with a dash of cracked black pepper and flamed orange peel.
Comments: A very clean and well-made gin that’s delicate, but refined. Would be superb for a Martini.