In some ways it is quite different from the norm in gin because it is made with whole, fresh picked fruit and botanicals, not dried. They include grapefruit, orange, lime, juniper, and chamomile among others. This is one of the new style gins that actually goes back to the genever roots where gin started, having big bold, sweet flavors. It is a heavy citrus and fruit forward gin with a bright aroma, and has a syrupy/glycerin consistency to it, making it feel very full and fat in your mouth. It's a gin with a lot of body to it. The T-10 flavors are very good, but I feel that the fruit and citrus overwhelm the juniper. I think gin must have juniper as at least a top note if not the main one.
Citrus and juniper dominate, with touches of orange and lime emerging. Subtle opening develops into a broad citrus palate, with earthy notes of cinnamon and angelica. Rich, assertive but balanced, with a powerful peppery finish.
My favorite gin. I have tried a pretty good number of gins, this one is favorite. It is extremely strongly flavored, particularly of juniper. If you like this in a gin, you will love this one; if you don't like this in a gin, you will find this one gross (but then, if you don't want to taste herbs and juniper, why drink gin?). Don't waste your money if you are going to be mixing with anything more than tiny bits of other stuff (martinis or on the rocks, for instance). This one is way too good (and expensive) for gin-tonics.
Charles Tanqueray. (1810-1868), son of a bedfordshire clergyman stes up the bloomsbury distillery in london in 1830. Experimenting over the years with many possible ingredients, Charles Tanqueray finally produced the key balance of ingredients and tanqueray gin was launched.
It starts with the man Charles Tanqueray. The bold spirit who traded in the church for the still, and in the process, created one of the world’s most awarded gins.
Distilled four times. A perfectionist who kept it simple, Four botanicals, juniper, coriander, angelica and liquorice to create the perfect balance. A balance that created a flavor. A flavor that created a taste, and a taste that drew suspicion and the envy of other gin makers. The red waxed seal passed on from one generation to the next ot mark this above all other.