Review: Tanqueray Export Strength London Dry Gin / by Jason Hambrey

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Producer Diageo

Another gin to emerge during the boom of London Dry gins in the 1830s, Tanqueray was founded by Charles Tanqueray and is made with just four botanicals - juniper, coriander, angelica, and licorice root. This is a higher strength version compared to the standard 40%. Coincidentally, export strength is Air Canada's standard gin offering on flights.

Review (2018)

  • Batch: N/A
  • Bottling Code: N/A
  • Bottling Date: ~2018

A somewhat intense nose of juniper and orange, and a light graininess seemingly from the alcohol. It’s fairly light, but it’s balanced. It has quite an intense juniper quality to it compared to most big commercial gins. On the taste, it has a nice rich flavor – spicy and piney, with underpinning sweetness – the 47% helps along quite a bit. Finish is juniper, then citrus – but much more enduring than many commercial gins, probably because of the 47%. A great base for a simple, clean gin.

This has great body (47% is great) – an incredible, full flavoured gin and a great cocktail mixer (really – the sharp, full flavoured juniper is terrific). A favourite of mine.

Assessment: Recommended.