G&T Time

When it comes to the classic Gin & Tonic, there are a number of players in the market who vie for the title of the best Gin. Our favourite for both taste and style is Tanqueray No. Ten.

Tanqueray No. Ten was introduced to market in the year 2000, and at the time was the only gin to be distilled with hand-picked, fresh fruit botanicals. That includes oranges, limes and grapefruits as well as the traditional botanicals such as juniper. The bottle is distinctively tall whilst still retaining some of the hallmarks of the traditional Tanqueray stubby dry gin bottle – green glass and the signature red “T” seal. It certainly stands out alongside other gins in a bar gantry.

It’s impact was immediate – it won a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2000, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2003 for winning “Best Gin” for the third year in a row.

From a taste perspective it is said that No. Ten was really devised for the Martini market, but the nature of the spirit makes it the perfect spirit for the perfect G&T. It has a tremendous depth of flavor infused by the botanicals, and there is a sweetness that carries through the tonic water. We like the resulting cocktail so much we give Tanqueray No. Ten our Recommended Seal of Approval.

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