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Tanqueray No. Ten

Even before my first experience with Tanqueray, the recent review for Tanqueray London Dry Gin, I had heard murmurs around the internet and Youtube that Tanqueray No. Ten was an upgrade. So after finding the London Dry somewhat underwhelming, I was eager to see if these claims held any weight. Tanqueray No. Ten launched in 2000, and was Tanqueray’s attempt to modernize their legendary gin. They use the same four botanicals as the London dry: juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice, and add chamomile, grapefruit, lime, and orange. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Contemporary Gin ❖ Distillery: Produced and Bottled in Great Britian for Charles […]

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Casa Salvia Gin

I don’t often come across gins made in Mexico, so I was really excited when I found Casa Salvia Gin. This gin is made from 100% cane neutral spirit, and features four botanicals: Salvia (Sage), Toronja (Grapefruit), Enebro (Juniper), and Menta (Mint). BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Mexican Gin ❖ Distillery: Product of Mexico and Imported by Saranty Imports ❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof) ❖ Moderate Price TASTING NOTES ❖ Nose: Orange, Mint ❖ Taste: Sweet Mint, Grapefruit, Light Juniper, Floral. Overall flavor is sweet at first, turns bitter with the citrus and juniper and finishes sweet. ❖ Finish: Long, Sweet Mint, Light Juniper COCKTAIL SALVIA FIZZ 1 1/2 […]

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Tanqueray Gin

Although I’ve already tried several affordable gins this year, I’m still eager to continue my quest for the perfect gin for cocktails. And, I wanted the London dry gin in the iconic green bottle, Tanqueray Gin, to be the next thing I test out. This iconic British brand was first established in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray. While the original distillery, Vine Street Distillery, is no longer in use, they still use the original recipe of juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: London Dry Gin ❖ Distillery: Produced and Bottled in Great Britian for Charles Tanqueray and Co. ❖ ABV: 47.3% (94.6 Proof) ❖ Low Price […]

Bombay Sapphire Gin

After recently reviewing Beefeater Gin, I was inspired to try out some other affordable London Dry style gins. And despite not loving the last product I tried from this brand, Bombay Bramble, I still couldn’t resist the bright blue bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin. Although Bombay Sapphire Gin was first introduced in 1986, it takes inspiration from a 200 year old recipe. While developing Sapphire, head distiller Ian Hamilton was given strict instructions to stay close to a recipe first developed my Thomas Dakin in 1791. Hamilton only added two ingredients, grains of paradise and cubeb berries. The other eight botanicals used are: Licorice […]

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Beefeater Gin

Although we’ve reviewed many different styles of gin, there’s one I’ve been meaning to explore more thoroughly: London Dry Gin. And I thought the classic and affordable Beefeater Gin would be the perfect to begin my personal journey with this famous English spirit. Beefeater, the nickname of The Yeomen Warders who have guarded the Tower of London for centuries, was first established by James Burrough in 1863 and is currently the only international gin that’s still distilled in the heart of London. They still use Burrough’s original recipe that includes nine botanicals: juniper, seville oranges, lemon peel, almond, angelica root and seed […]