Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin
London Dry Gin
Tanqueray // Scotland
Bloomsbury is a limited edition gin which was released by Tanqueray in July 2015. Master Distiller Tom Nicol was inspired from a late 19th century recipe written by Charles Waugh Tanqueray back when their gin was made in Bloomsbury, England. Tuscan juniper, coriander, angelica, winter savoury, and cassia bark are some of the botanicals used in this London Dry Gin. 100,000 bottles were produced.
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.
"Warm coriander is the predominant aromatic after juniper with light citrus notes following. The gin is moderately oily and the aromatics discovered at nosing are also found in the tasting with the coriander continuing to upstage the other botanicals. Sweet licorice is also present in a small dose. The finish is long and slightly bitter with the gin showing a fine balance of earthy, fruity, and spicy flavors. Thoughts for a cocktail are a gin and tonic done in the Spanish style, served in a large bowl wine glass with cracked ice and a garnish of fresh coriander (also known as cilantro)."