Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin
A limited edition release from the Tanqueray range, with a decidedly juniper-focussed mindset. It's based on a historical Tanqueray family recipe from a recipe book dating back to 1880 which called for double the juniper as well as cassia bark - which doesn't feature in the classic Tanqueray London Dry Gin recipe at all! This makes for a great gin to use in long drinks, so get your favourite tonic water ready and enjoy.
Of course, the name refers to how Tanqueray was distilled in Bloomsbury back in the 1800s.
Nose: The nose is quite beautiful right from the bottle. There’s a heavy angelica edge to the juniper dominated nose. Coriander lends a citrusy earthiness to it.
Palate: Pine and juniper lead early. Coriander adds depth mid-palate. While the savory is subtle, cassia adds an earthy hue especially as the gin begins the get towards its finish.
Finish: Towards the finish, there’s a slight dark spiced citrus note hovering in the background. Medium long, herbaceous and waxy juniper hovers. With repeated sips, angelica becomes a bit more prominent.