By: Andrew Whiteley
K&L Staff Member
This tea gin is insane. I have never tasted anything like it. There are many tea gins on the market today, but typically their mediocre and not very creative. Coit's gins are all about expressing the complexity of the tea itself without losing the fact that it's a gin and should be recognizable as such. The Caravan Gin uses Lapsang Souchong as the highlight. This tea is traditionally dried over burning pine needles which impart a complex and resin driven smoke. Forever seeking a balanced profile, Gerry and Linda at Coit mixed this with Black Assam tea because it turns out if you use just Lapsang Souchong, it's much too overwhelming. Add to that their expertise in balancing tea with classic gin botanicals and you have a stupendous gin.