LAVA Spirits Co.
Coffee Orange Gin
LAVA Spirits Ltd
Price per bottle: £21-40
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.
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.