Tanqueray No. TEN Gin
Tanqueray // Scotland
Released in 2000, Tanqueray No. TEN gin is named after the small copper pot-still ("Tiny Ten") that is used to produce the spirit. Made with several botanicals which differ from the standard Tanqueray recipe, juniper, coriander, chamomile flowers, white grapefruit, lime, and orange make up the recipe. This is the only gin (so far) that uses whole citrus fruits in its recipe.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"There are dark spices in the background, but unlike the standard bottling, bright citrus is all around and is most strong on the aroma. Some fresh herb, earthy roots, and juniper are found as well and all work well in concert on the palate. The finish is clean and crisp with some spice (cinnamon, perhaps) and bitterness on the finish. Tanqueray's standard gin is no slouch, but this is the rare occasion, like with The Godfather, where the sequel is even better than the original. Gin Martini. High recommendation. "