Boodles British London Dry Gin (40%)
London Dry Gin
Boodles // England
Boodles Gin is named after the Boodle's Gentleman's Club in St. James, London and founded by Edward Boodle in 1762. Said to be the favorite gin of British prime minister Winston Churchill, its production today is still based on the original recipe created in 1845. Distilled from grain, its nine botanical blend includes juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, angelica seed, cassia bark, caraway seeds, nutmeg, rosemary, and sage. Initially only available in US and Japanese markets prior to October 2013, it finally debuted in the UK where it is made and sold at 40% ABV.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
"Botanicals are not incredibly intense here. Maybe some celery seed to go along with the juniper which is of medium intensity. The gin feels soft and light on your palate even on the finish, though there is a small punch of juniper present. Caraway is weak, but there. Slightly bitter on the finish. A pleasant gin, but one that is fleeting on both your taste-buds and memory. A gin and tonic is a good way to go, but go light on the tonic."