Gordon's London Dry Gin (37.5%)
London Dry Gin
Gordon's // England
Gordon's Gin was first established in the Southwark area of London in 1769 by Alexander Gordon. Over the years, the site of distillation has moved and is now primarily produced in Scotland. It is, however, distilled in other countries throughout the world and at different strengths with the UK market getting a 37.5% ABV version. The recipe is the same, however. It is a neutral grain base with disclosed botanicals of juniper, coriander, angelica root, licorice, orris root, and orange & lemon peel.
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.
"Compared to the 80 proof version, the juniper is far less noticeable here, particularly on the aroma. Coriander takes that role. The gin is soft and watery on the palate and just a little oily. There's a short finish and this version is slightly less bitter than the higher proof. If given an option, opt for the higher proof. Overall, still a solid gin, but maybe pull back on the amount of tonic in your G & T. "