Gordon's Special Dry London Gin Review
Key Gin Information
You probably saw the bottle of this gin and thought it was similar to Greenall's gin, although there is a similarity in appearance the taste of the Gordon's Special Dry London is smooth, sweet and great in a G&T. In this review we find out if the gin is a good purchase. In a hurry? Check Gordon's Special Dry London Gin price on Amazon UK!
Subtle notes of citrus and blossom are present
You will be hit with the spicy juniper which then blends into a smooth and creamy palate
A quick finish where notes of lemon can be found
4.3/5 - Creamy & Cripsy!
As you can tell by the name of the gin the palate is quite dry however the juniper is blended so well that it offers you a distinctive crispy and smooth taste.
Notes of lemon can be found on the palate which is further pronounced on the finishing taste where angelica and coriander notes accompany the lemon to produce a quick and clean finish.
Overall this gin is the one of best selling London Dry Gin's for a reason...because it tastes great. It's also very tasty in a G&T as the citrus and juniper domination produce the classic taste Gordon is known for.
Gin and Tonic
One of the main reasons why people purchase this gin is to taste it in a G&T and we can see why.
Due to this gin being very citrus and juniper dominated it provided an excellent tasting G&T as the leading flavours create a smooth citrus palate that can compliment most tonics.
We recommend to garnish with a slice of lime as it provides an extra crisp and refreshing taste.
The botanicals that are featured are:
- Juniper berries
- Angelica root
- & Other Secret Botanicals
Gordon offer these recipes to go with your gin cocktails and concoctions.
Click to view these full cocktail recipes:
Gordon's Special G&T
- 50ml Gordon's
- Premium tonic water of your choice
- Wedge of lime
- Slice of Lemon
- Highball glass
Pour the gin into a highball glass with ice and top up with your premium tonic water. Squeeze some lime into the glass and stir your drink, finish by garnishing with a slice of lemon on the side of your glass.
History of Gordon's Gin
Gordon was first launched in the year 1769 by Alexander Gordon. Gordon Gin has been since then sold in many markets but the most popular top markets include the United Kingdom, the United States, and Greece. It has grown to be the best world’s best-selling London Dry Gin. After being launched in the year 1769, it later moved to Clerkenwell in the year 1786. The special London Dry gin that was developed here was proved to be a successful one. This gin’s recipe remains the same to date. In the year 1904, there was the introduction of the square-faced bottle green in color. In the year 1924 after the acquisition by the distiller’s company, production of ready-to-serve shaker cocktail started.
The design of Gordon's bottle looks clean and sleek, if anything it looks similar to Greenall's Gin bottle design. The colour and look of the bottle is different from the original Gordon Gin as the bottle is now green instead of transparent and features little text at the front of the bottle which states "Distilled to Alexander Gordon's Exacting Standards".
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