Sencha Tea, Pineapple & Coconut Gin
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
A splendid nose of coconut and tropical fruit notes, as well as the delicate fragrance of sencha tea.
A dash of sweet pineapple to start, followed by creamy coconut. Some luscious passionfruit-like flavours then develop, complemented by notes of coriander.
The tea tannins slowly build to put this just before the threshold of bitterness.
An unusual flavoured gin, but with well-integrated flavours that work remarkably well. This would be lovely in a highball or served with cola.
There’s a real tropical kick to this: dried mango, candied pineapple, creamy coconut. I’m getting real piña colada vibes!
The pineapple gets juicier and takes on a slightly floral edge. Coconut cream notes are keeping the piña colada character alive, with juniper and spicy coriander.
Dried pineapple and coconut notes seeing it out.
A lot of flavour married with classic gin character. It’s calling out for a long serve with pineapple juice and soda.