Bulldog Gin Review
Key Gin Information
Juniper & Angelica Root
Bulldog Gin is a London Dry Gin that boasts its quadruple distillation method which apparently produces an excellent crisp flavour. Given that Bulldog is one of the best selling cheaper gins on Amazon we decided to review Bulldog to see if this gin is worth your purchase. In a hurry? Check Bulldog Gin price on Amazon UK!
A mix of floral lavender and angelica root accompanied by piney juniper
A clean soft palate with piney juniper at the forefront balanced with citrus and angelica
A short lingering finish where the floral and spicy notes are enchanced
4/5 - A delicate and mild gin!
This gin incorporates a nice mix of spices and floral botanicals as the mid-palate is dominated by the Angelica where the cinnamon and cardamom are slightly on the backdrop creating a somewhat fruity taste leading the piney juniper to a bitter finish.
Bulldog is a gin that is quite mild and delicate for a spirit with its name, however the trade off is that you get a smooth clean drink that is able to be consumed by itself.
If you’re the type of person who can’t stand harsh or juniper dominated gins this drink may be for you, do keep in mind we also found this drink to taste great in a G&T!
Gin and Tonic
We tried Bulldog Gin with the Fever Tree Tonic and we found this G&T to taste quite bitter which may have been impacted by the mildness of the juniper in Bulldog.
However the tonic amplified the floral notes in the gin creating a denser juniper flavour, overall we found this G&T to taste clean and crisp.
We recommend to garnish your Bulldog Gin and Tonic with lime.
The botanicals that are featured are:
Nutmeg, Almond, Angelica, Licorice, Longan, Poppy, Lotus Leaves, Orris Root, Cassia, Coriander, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon
Bulldog Gin offer these recipes to go with your gin cocktails and concoctions.
Click to view these full Bulldog cocktail recipes:
- 30ml Bulldog
- 25ml Campari
- 25ml Punt e Mes
- 10ml White Crème de Cacao
- 2 dashes chocolate bitters
- Orange air
- Orange twist
Stir and strain the ingredients over an ice cube, finish by garnishing with orange air or orange twist.
- 75ml Bulldog
- 15ml Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Fresh Pear
- 2 Lemon Wedges
- Cinnamon Stick
Start by muddling the lemon and pear in a tumbler, then fill it with ice and shake. Strain the liquid into a martini glass and finish by garnishing with a cinnamon stick.
Little Pink Floyd
- 30 ml Bulldog
- 15ml Campari
- 30ml Condensed Milk
- 15ml Honey Syrup
- 8ml Lime Juice
- 2-3 drops lavender essence
- Lavender Flowers
Start by dry shaking all the ingredients, then add ice and shake once again. Once done strain the liquid over ice and finish by garnishing with lavender flowers.
History of Bulldog Gin
The story behind how the Bulldog Gin came to be is a very peculiar one. The creator, an Indian man called Anshuman Vohra was working in finances when he decided to quit his job and create his own brand of gin.
Anshuman always wanted to create his own company, something to call his own and after a lunch with his friends at work, one of them talked about wanting to create a sweet high-quality gin but since his friend was pretty happy and comfortable in his job, Anshuman decided to take it upon himself to establish this gin company that became his dream.
Anshuman was introduced to gin by his father, they traveled a lot and would often eat several different foods from different countries which led him to develop an exotic palate which he later brought to his own gin. With his ambition of positioning his drink in the market, he went
to England, to be specific to the oldest distillery in the country with more than 250 years of activity. To further differentiate himself from the other gin brands he created a unique flavor with nothing short of a list of 72 ingredients in his recipe of smooth and herbal flavor.
But after moving on to create the successful drink he had to shorten the number of ingredients because they were too many for a drink, so instead, he decided to include only 12 ingredients of the original 72, these ones being: Dragon eye, poppy, lotus leaves, lemon, almond,
cassia, lavender, florence root, licorice, angelica, cilantro and, of course, juniper.
He had his inspiration from old England and the drink it’s a true British drink through and through like its name London Dry Drink printed on the bottle design indicates. The uniqueness of this drink doesn’t end its flavor; even the appearance of it is unique to the brand with the in being a greyish color with purple tones.
The name of the company, Bulldog, came to be because Anshuman created the company in 2006 and that happened to be the year of the dog, being Bulldog a word that doesn’t need any translation because its meaning it’s the same all over the world it was the perfect choice to really
get to the consumer in different levels, not only its universal but masculine and tough like gin usually is.
Anshuman’s efforts to make his drink unique in the market paid off, this four-time distilled in it’s different from its competition from top to bottom, with a bold name and equally bold bottle design,
he made his dream of creating a different gin and having his own company a dream come true with his gin being considered one of the best in the world.
The Bulldog Gin bottle design is simple but powerful in both its grey and black model. The simplicity of it with its name in big letters makes for a strong and appealing impression that leaves many people curious about the product and want to know more.
We hope you have enjoyed this Bulldog review, check out another one of our reviews on Sipsmith Sloe Gin.