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Silent Pool | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 43º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals 24 in total, but not all revealed. Licorice, Angélica, Anise, Bergamot, Camomile, Cassia, a mixture of Citruses, Lavander, Lily Root, Kaffir Lime leaves, Honey, Dried Pear, Cubeba Pepper, Rose Petals, Elderflower, Tilia and Juniper.

Brief Description
Silent Pool, the natural swimming pool and the distillery are both found in the small village of Albury in Surrey. Ian McCulloch, the founder of the company, found in the natural beauty of Silent Pool the perfect place to set up his distillery and, more importantly, find the inspiration for the spirits he distils there. The Gin Silent Pool can therefore be described with the words which also characterize the water of Silent Pool, the lake – limpid, pure and refreshing. Silent Pool allies the almost orthodox ancestral methods of distillation with new techniques of flavouring the spirit base, paying extreme attention to the smallest details. The production of steam for heating the still by burning wood grown nearby, ending up in a chimney with a whistle is just one of those details.
The botanicals, 24 in total, are incorporated in the spirit base in 3 distinct stages. A first portion is macerated in the alcohol base to confer a long and deep flavour to the Gin. A second portion is macerated in a higher strength neutral alcohol which is then filtered. This way the oils in which the aromatic components are found can be retained. The final portion, in which not all 24 botanicals are present, is added to the still inside an aroma basket. All the botanicals in there are fresh, not dried, and are responsible to for the life and freshness of Silent Pool.
The abundance of botanicals is obvious on first contact. Its aroma meanders between floral and fruity, citric and the gentle touch of honey and the ever present juniper, which give room to each other in a pleasing harmony. Citrus fruits, such as the fresh tasting lime, the common lime and the Kaffir lime, combine with the gentler bergamot. The floral touch of camomile, elderflower and lavender round out the palate and guarantee the extreme smoothness of this Gin. The presence of pear strongly punctuates the Gin along with the spices such as star anise and cassia, and the sweetness of the honey.

Recipes
Old English | Schweppes Original Tonic | Orange, Licori...

1. Add mineral water ice and freeze the glass. Drain the water that has accumulated in the cup
2. Aromatize with orange zest and stick of licorice (grate the licorice extract if you prefer)
3. Add 5cl Old English
4. Add 20cl of Schweppes Original Tonic

Recipes
Bulldog Extra Bold | Fever Tree Indian | Orange, Licori...

1. Add mineral water ice and freeze the glass. Drain the water that has accumulated in the cup
2. Aromatize with orange zest and stick of licorice (grate the licorice extract if you prefer)
3. Add 5cl Bulldog Extra Bold
4. Add 20cl of Fever Tree Indian

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Tanqueray Dry | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 43.1º (also bottled as 40º and 47.3º)
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, Angelica, Coriander seed and Juniper.

Brief Description
The legend of Tanqueray Dry Gin has its beginnings in 1838. It was in that year, 8 years after the distillery was founded, that Charles Tanqueray created one of the most iconic Gins in the world. At the time, he was 20 years old with little experience in the art of distillation, but that didn’t stop him creating a recipe which is still used for the production of Tanqueray Dry Gin.
Liquorice, Angelica, Coriander seeds and Juniper are all used. Just as with everything, the secret is in the details. In Cameronbridge, Scotland, where the distillery moved after its buildings in Bloomsbury were bombed in the second world war, the botanicals are placed in the still without any previous maceration. The spirit obtained from that is then reduced to 43.1º.
Tanqueray Dry Gin IS Juniper. It is Juniper that takes over the whole of the bouquet of aromas liberated when we open the bottle, but there is a light citrus note which proves once again the masterful use of Coriander seeds in a Gin that uses no actual citrus fruit.
In the mouth, it is also Juniper that appears first, with a quite dry taste which then opens out and gives way to the comforting spiciness and sweetness of the angelica and liquorice.

Other versions Tanqueray Old Tom | Tanqueray Ten | Tanqueray Rangpur | Tanqueray Malacca | Tanqueray Bloomsbury

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Beefeater Dry | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 40º 
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, Almond, Angelica root and seed, Coriander seed, Lily root, Orange and Lemon peel, and Juniper.

Brief Description
Since its beginnings, Beefeater has been connected to the city where still today it is produced. It’s not odd, then that James Burrough baptized the brand with the name given to the guards of the Tower of London. From its first home in Cale Street, where it was born in 1876, Beefeater has also lived in two other homes. The first was in Hutton Road, Lambeth, where they had to move to up production to meet demand, the second, for the same reasons, in Kennington. The latter is the still the home of Beefeater.
Beefeater Lond Dry Gin is, today, one of the symbols of the city it calls home, but also one of the iconic London Dry Gins. From the first pungent notes of Juniper that leap from the bottle to the palate where it remains at the forefront, backed up by the markedly citrus notes, it is all that a London Dry should be. The 9 botanicals used in its production are the base of the recipe of all the Gins that Beefeater makes.

Other versions Beefeater 24 | Beefeater Burrough's Reserve | Beefeater Crown Jewel | Beefeater London Garden (seasonal edition)

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Tanqueray Old Tom | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 47.3º
Type Old Tom Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, Angelica root, Coriander seed, Juniper.

Brief Description
Old Tom Gin dates back to the 17th century, and is the stepping stone between Jenever, from the low countires, and London Dry Gin, the gin class which popularized Gin. Normally deemed a low quality product, fruit of badly controlled distillation processes, it had the peculiarity of needing sugar added to make it palatable.
With the final Gin Act and the popularity of London Dry Gin, Old Gin was close to extinction. Meanwhile, there are still many “bibles” of cocktail in which Old Tom is much referred to, due to its sugar content which facilitates the spirit’s job. Tanqueray Old Tom is, though, the opposite of the classic low quality Old Tom. A fantastic Gin, inspired by the old recipes of Charles Tanqueray but using the best and most modern distillation techniques in still nº.4, from which it inherited its name. The botanicals are also the English company’s traditional ingredients, but the addition of beet sugar and the blend with neutral alcohol make it almost impossible to compare the different Gins. Tanqueray Old Tom was produced in a limited edition of 100 thousand bottles for the whole world, and is the brand’s smoothest Gin, where the notes of Juniper are smoothed by the liquorice and the natural sweeter used.

Other versions Tanqueray Dry | Tanqueray Ten | Tanqueray Rangpur
| Tanqueray Malacca | Tanqueray Bloomsbury

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Tanqueray Ten | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 47,3º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Licorice, angelica root, chamomile, coriander seed, whole lime and white grapefruit and juniper, among others.

Brief Description
Tanqueray Ten was only born at the beginning of this millennium. In 2000, Tanqueray Gordon & Co launched the Gin that soon became their image. The name comes from Tiny Tim - the alembic No. 10 where the heart of this citric Gin is distilled. Limes and white grapefruit - whole fruit and not just peel - are distilled in small stills. The obtained spirit is then transferred to a larger still where they are mixed with the other botanicals. Tanqueray Ten has a higher alcoholic volume and more juniper than its older brother. Nevertheless, it is an extremely mild Gin due to the fresh scent of citrus that comes on the first feel, nose or mouth. The 47.3 alcohol volume gives it a depth of flavor where there is space for the juniper and chamomile floral touch before returning again to the citrus which gives it a fresh characteristic in the end. The alcoholic volume and its depth of flavor makes it a mandatory addition to cocktails, particularly with Martinis.

Others Versions Tanqueray Dry | Tanqueray Rangpur | Tanqueray Malacca | Tanqueray Bloomsbury | Tanqueray Old Tom

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Bulldog | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, almond, angelica root, cassia, coriander seed, lavender, lotus leaf, lemon peel, iris root, dragon eye, white poppy and juniper.

Brief Description
The Bulldog Gin was released in 2007. It was a converted banker to gin producer dream. Thought in the United States and produced in England, the Bulldog proves the international vein of the creator and the Bulldog Gin itself which makes use of 12 botanicals coming from the four corners of the planet.
It has a very rich bouquet where citrus and coriander seeds occupy a prominent place. It is extremely smooth with a dry character, where the juniper stands.
Despite the eccentricity of the Bulldog botanicals, dragon eye, lotus or white poppy leaf, it is extremely mixable in a cocktail and versatile in a gin and tonic, offering almost endless possibilities of creating new aromatizations.

Others Versions Bulldog Extra Bold

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Martin Miller's | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Licorice, angelica root, cassia, coriander seed, iris root, cucumber and bitter orange, lemon and lime peels, juniper.

Brief Description
Sir Martin Miller was disappointed with the way the British national drink - Gin - was going. Therefore, he decided to produce his own version which became one of the most emblematic Drys on the market. He only needed time to tune the distillation process where most botanicals are separated from the citrus to better maintain their character and find the water to do justice to the spirit obtained. The water for dillution comes from Iceland where Sir Martin Miller thought he found the most pure and soft water on the planet. Martin Millers has a well pronounced juniper aroma, accompanied by citrus notes (fresher than in most Gins, as a result of the distillation method used) and a rich, spicy and lasting palate without losing its lightness and elegance. A Gin made with love, obsession and a dose of madness makes it elegant for a gin and tonic and its flavor will endure beyond other ingredients on a cocktail.

Others Versions Martin Miller's Westbourne | Martin Miller’s 9 Moons

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Blackwoods 60º | Scotland

Origin Scotland
Alcoholic Volume 60º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, angelica root, cinnamon, citrus peel, coriander seed, mountain daisy, nutmeg, sea rose, meadowsweet and juniper.

Brief Description
It is from the beautiful landscape of the Shetland islands, North of Scotland, that the Blackwood's comes from. Using the local flora, this Gin carries all the richness and cultural heritage of the region. The recipe has a Nordic origin, and reflects the previous Viking domain. The main botanicals, such as angelica, rose from the sea, meadowsweet and marigold are locally sourced. You should expect a citric and herbal London Dry brought by the Shetland botanicals. The close connection between the Blackwood's and the environment that surrounds it makes it a tribute to the year in which they are produced, hence it is Vintage gin.

Others Versions Blackwoods 40º

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Citadelle | France

Origin France
Alcoholic Volume 44º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, almond, root and angelica seed, cinnamon, cardamom, cassia, coriander seed, cumin, anise star, fennel, grains of paradise, orange and lemon peels, iris root, nutmeg, cubeba pepper, satureja, verbena and juniper.

Brief Description
The Citadelle Gin is produced in the Southwestern region of France, the land of Cognac. Alexandre Gabriel, Citadelle's master-distiller, used an old Geneviere recipe which he found in the city of Dunkirk, dating back to the eighteenth century. In addition, he added the tradition of Pierre Ferrand and started the production of Citadelle in small stills of copper heated with direct flame and without steam (naked flame) - like Cognac is made. This type of heating is noted when we taste it. It's rounder and smoother than most Gins as a result of the botanicals caramelization inside the still. Produced using the 19 botanicals, the Citadelle offers spicy notes of cinnamon, anise and nutmeg but also a jasmine perfume.

Others Versions Citadelle Reserve | Citadelle No Mistake Old Tom

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Beefeater 24 | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 45º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, almond, root and angelica seed, Chinese green tea, Sencha Japanese tea, coriander seed, iris root, orange, lemon and grapefruit peel and juniper.

Brief Description
Brits like tea. Brits like Gin. Gin with tea? Of course. We do not know if this was the reason behind the creation of Beefeater 24 but the results speak for themselves. By adding grapefruit, Chinese green tea and Japanese sencha tea to the original Beefeater recipe, Desmond Payne created their London Dry. The Beefeater 24 is fresher, softer and more floral than the Beefeater Dry. But it is the scent of flowers that we feel when we open the bottle. The juniper notes are less noticed. On the palate, we are surprised by the softness, the elegant and citrus presence of grapefruit and an astringency in the end, signed by green tea.

Others Versions Beefeater Dry Gin | Beefeater Burrough's Reserve | Beefeater Crown Jewel | Beefeater London Garden (seasonal edition)

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Mui Gin | Portugal

Origin Portugal
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Licorice, rosemary, toasted almonds, cinnamon, ginger, hibiscus, pennyroyal, Muscat raisin, orange and tangerine peel and juniper.

Brief Description
The Mui gin comes from an old Geneva recipe that was in possession of Chef's Helio Loureiro family since 1873.
The chef's creative vein made him bring some of the most expensive spices to the recipe, giving it a more contemporary feel, more aromatic.
Mui is produced using 7 distillations in search of a purer, smoother and pleasant alcohol. In addition, there is a varied palette of botanicals where we can find the Moscatel grape, sweet citrus, roasted almond, pennyroyal or hibiscus.
The Mui is rich and fruity with the juniper always present. The taste in the mouth is given by the fruit and spices with the velvety touch of raisins and toasted almonds.

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G'Vine Florasion | France

Origin France
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type Distilled Gin
Known Botanicals Ugni Blanc vine leaf grape, liquorice, cardamom, cassia, coriander seed, ginger, lime peel, nutmeg, Cubeba pepper and juniper.

Brief Description
Like its Nouaison brother, the G'Vine Floraison uses the Ugni Blanc grape as its alcohol base. This grape is especially adapted to the distillation process because of its high acidity - this is the immediate difference between G'Vine and the remaining Gins that use a cereal alcohol base. 
G'Vine Floraison is an extremely soft Gin with a very rich bouquet of aromas dominated by the perfume and fresh flowers. In one hand, the neutral alcohol used in the base gives it an immediate and differentiator velvety feel. On the other, the vine flower used in the distillation gives it a fresher floral note. The end is dry and the notes of juniper are notorious as well as the slightly spicy taste of ginger.
The Floraison green version is fresher and lighter than its counterpart and seeks to capture the ephemeral and vibrant fragrance of the Ugni Blanc flower time of birth. On the other hand, the Nouaison captures the time between flower to grape, hence its strong and deep character.

Others Versions G'Vine Nouaison

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Brockmans | England

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Citadelle Reserve | France

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