TANQUERAY NO. TEN GIN 1000ML47. 3%VOL
Tanqueray gin (47.3% ABV / 94.6 Proof) – there are few gins whose flavor profile are as juniper focused as Tanqueray London Dry Gin. One of the core reasons for this juniper focus comes from the recipe of just four botanicals: juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice. Four botanicals may not seem like a lot, but when handled right, juniper on its own has an ability to deliver flavors and character far beyond pine or Christmas tree. Juniper can impart floral, citrus, and even black pepper spice notes to the mix without the support of any of the other botanicals. Part of what makes Tanqueray so great is how it uses the juniper along with just the right level of a few other botanicals to make a gin that’s extraordinarily flavorful and complex.
Since Tanqueray is one of the iconic London Dry Gins, it’s no surprise that the first aroma from the glass is indeed juniper, but it’s not just pine. Also at the front of the nose are light lime and pine flowers. Even though the juniper is pronounced in Tanqueray, it’s not the only aroma coming from the glass. The juniper medley is supported by a layer of spice including black pepper, licorice, and angelica root mixed with the coriander. With every botanical in the mix represented in the nose, it’s clear that this gin was created out of a meticulous focus to make each and every ingredient count. Another wonderful element in the nose is a touch of sweet wheat grain which runs as a very subtle undercurrent in the nose. The entry for Tanqueray London Dry Gin is bursting with flavor but absolutely not assaultive. Right out of the gate the juniper pine note from the nose is there on the palate along with light citrus, black pepper, and coriander