Bethany Whymark David T. Smith Issue 17 Tastings

Hyke Gin – Very Special

Hyke Very Special

Hyke Gin

Very Special

Foxhole Spirits


ABV: 42%
Country: England
Style: London Dry
Price per bottle: £21-40
Availability: UK


David T. Smith

Nose
Cracked coriander seed lends the gin a citrusy and slightly peppery spiced character. There is luscious greenery, too.

Palate
There is a really clean start to this gin: it’s well distilled and has great alcohol integration. It has an extremely classic character along with a gentle florality that works well with the juniper here.

Finish
Soft and gentle with no alcohol burn and a sparkle of minerality.

Comments
A well-made classic gin that has tremendous versatility.

Score

8.0


Bethany Whymark

Nose
Resinous notes initially, followed by pungent orange like triple sec, and a fragrant spice from mustard seeds.

Palate
It’s tamer, with sweet orange and lemon citrus notes, juniper, cassia and coriander. This is clean and classic.

Finish
It leaves a lingering warmth with sticky orange notes, like thick-cut marmalade, and herbal coriander.

Comments
This classically flavoured gin would be one to simply lengthen in a gin and tonic.

Score

8.1


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