Gordon’s Gin was first established in the Southwark area of London in 1769 by Alexander Gordon. Over the years, the site of distillation has moved and is now primarily produced in Scotland. It is, however, distilled in other countries throughout the world and at different strengths. In the U.S., we get a Canadian product at 40% ABV. The recipe is the same, however. It is a neutral grain base with disclosed botanicals of juniper, coriander, angelica root, licorice, orris root, and orange & lemon peel.
LONDON DRY GIN
NEUTRAL SPIRIT FLAVORED WITH JUNIPER AND OTHER BOTANICALS. IN THE US, THE MINIMUM ABV IS 40%; IN THE EU, IT IS 37.5%. ORIGINALLY, ONLY MADE IN LONDON, THIS CAN BE MADE ANYWHERE. NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS OR COLORS CAN BE ADDED. ONLY WATER, NEUTRAL GRAIN SPIRIT, AND SUGAR (NO MORE THAN 0.1G/L) CAN BE ADDED.
“The sweet orange peel and juniper are first to stand out on the nose with coriander following soon after. The body of the gin is neither too rich or too thin with just a touch of oil. The finish is clean and crisp and the botanicals really work in harmony with the sweet notes matching up to the earthy, savory notes. While perhaps the finish could be a bit longer, this is nonetheless a classic gin, and would be perfectly fine in a martini.”