Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 70cl - 43.1% ABV
It all began when Charles Tanqueray launched his distillery in the 1830’s on Vine Street in Bloomsbury. It’s thought that the Tanqueray Gin recipe as we know it today first came about in 1838 – probably even earlier but older records can’t be found (presumably lost at some point in the company’s 180 year history!). It’s an astonishing feat given the balance of the gin and that the same recipe is still in use today, more so when one considers that he was a newbie distiller in his early 20’s.
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
The four botanicals thought to be used are juniper, coriander seed, angelica root and liquorice root all combining to create a smooth gin, well balanced, juniper dominant and everything a gin lover would want in a glass. There is a good reason why it’s been so popular across the world, it’s a great gin, creamy both at the domestic 43.1% ABV and export strength 47.3% ABV, it’s easily drinkable and makes for a cracking G&T.
The lack of citrus botanical makes it slightly drier than some other gins but coriander adds both piquancy and lemon on the nose. Add a healthy citrus twist in the glass and the gin seems to be made for those who enjoy a G&T with a backbone!