Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 13 Tastings

LAVA Spirits Co. – Coffee Orange Gin

Lava Spirits Co Coffee Orange Gin

LAVA Spirits Co.

Coffee Orange Gin

LAVA Spirits Ltd

ABV: 37.5%
Country: England
Style: Flavoured 
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK

David T. Smith

Dark roasted coffee beans with rich dark chocolate and a twist of orange peel oil.

The orange notes have a jammy, jaffa cake quality to them. They’re followed by the dark bitterness of the coffee and 90% cocoa chocolate.

Notable botanical character and
oily zestiness, especially from the orange, which lingers on the palate.

The coffee and orange come through strong, but I would like to see more of the gin’s underlying character. That said, it’d be good served up in an Alexander.



Bethany Whymark

A big whack of cocoa powder and instant coffee. It’s like a tiramisu, with lashings of coffee liqueur in the sponge. Orange notes, tangerine-sweet, intensify over time.

A fascinating combination of orange and coffee, both with enough bitterness to balance out their sweetness. With time, a little sweet spice comes onto the scene.

A boozy coffee and orange cream is coating my mouth, soft and pillowy.

It’s crying out to be mixed in an Espresso Martini.



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