SW4 London Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
SW4 // England
SW4 London Dry Gin is named after the postal code for Clapham, North, London, where it's produced by Thames Distillers. The 12 botanicals used are juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica, cinnamon, orange peel, orris powder, nutmeg, savory, cassia, almond, lemon peel, and licorice. It is bottled 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.
"The dozen botanicals work well together with none really trying to hog the spotlight. As you taste, there's a sweetness from the licorice and the quickly becomes peppery and dry. A little sweetness and a strong juniper note finish the gin. The heat from the alcohol seems higher than 40% ABV. Would use in a cocktail where the spices can pop. Try in a Pegu Club."