Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin
Only 100,000 bottles have been released worldwide of the Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin, so don't hesitate otherwise you'll miss out on this rarity!
The recipe for this is almost as old as Tanqueray as it was devised by Charles Waugh Tanqueray, the son of the house's founder Charles Tanqueray, who took over the distillery in Bloomsbury, London after his father's death (and hence the name). Master distiller Tom Nichol revived the historic recipe from the 19th century for the creation of Tanqueray Bloomsbury
A beautiful aroma greets you as soon as you open the bottle. Juniper greets you, but there is also a heavy angelica edge. Coriander blends it to a distinct citrusy earthiness. This being said, its a clean and classic gin aroma
The taste is a pleasant mix of juniper and angelica which lead; but its most definitely softer and more rounded than the standard Tanqueray. Coriander meets you part way through the taste, and this is quickly joined with a mild cassia note
The end taste is a real surprise, as a spiced citrus note greets you. However, this is definitely gin, and the herbaceous piney juniper remains on the palatte.
This is definitely a Tanqueray, but also pleasantly different. Its a shame this is a limited release!
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This works really well in a classic gin & tonic, and we liked it with Double Dutch Indian Tonic. In a large glass filled with ice add 50ml of the gin. Gently pour over 150ml of the tonic, and stir gently. Garnish with a wedge of lemon (which works perfectly with the herbaceous notes in the gin).