Gin - Traditional Dry

Plymouth the Smooth English Gin

From: England Liquor Review Category: Traditional Dry Gin

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This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Gin category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2007
  • 2012

Proof66 Notes

Plymouth Gin has been in production since 1793. In modern times, the grain alcohol is made at Blackfriars Distillery, which itself dates from the 15th century. Today, Blackfriars is owned by Coats Distillery, home of Plymouth gin.

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How To Drink It

THE GIMLET


INGREDIENTS

3 parts Plymouth Gin Navy Strength

1 part Rose's lime cordial

small Lime twist


METHOD:

1. Pour both ingredients into a mixing glass

2. Fill mixing glass with cubed ice

3. Stir well to chill and dilute

(Taste before serving to ensure enough dilution, the alcohol should feel pleasant not aggressive)

4. Strain into a Cocktail glass

5. Add lime twist, ensuring that the lime oils are expelled across the surface of the drink

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 13 ratings and 13 reviews.
Erzengel Erzengel (50)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-02-14)
Dry but mild and smooth. Soft juniper, round and smooth. The juniper is round but not too intense, clear fresh juniper in the aftertaste. Nice.
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StanMemTn StanMemTn (135)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-11-16)
Wonderfully full flavor profile. Achieves great balance between the juniper, citrus, and spicy flavors.
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BDanner BDanner (272)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-03-04)
Easily equal to or better than my usual martini gins, Beefeater and Broker's. Silky smooth. Juniper heavy and traditional. Nice citrus notes. One of the best dry martiinis you'll have. My problem with this one is I can buy two bottles of Broker's for about the same as one bottle of Plymouth (it goes for about $38 around here). Good? Hell yeah! Twice as good as Broker's and Beefeater? Uh, no. Once a year I buy a bottle of this and use it for special occasions and hope it lasts 365 days.
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Review Comments
KaiserSoze (2016-10-27):
I've always wanted to try this but I usually only "splurge" on gin once or twice or year. My last 2 purchases were The Botanist and St. George Terroir (both in the price range of Plymouth). I'm still going to buy a bottle someday, but it will have to wait awhile!

BDanner (2016-10-29):
I'm in the same boat with you. Bourbon has quickly killed my gin budget. I really need to pick up another bottle of this stuff. It is very good.

nimbuscat nimbuscat (8)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-01-11)
My favourite traditional gin, hands down. Smooth, lovely mouth feel with just the right shade of juniper. It defines summer for me.
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conditionZero conditionZero (16)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-08-08)
With few exceptions, every gin cocktail I make tastes better with Plymouth. Occasionally I need the strong juniper flavor associated with other gins, but 99% of the time I'm pouring this.
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NeatPour NeatPour (341)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-08-06)
Smooth as silk. By far the smoothest gin out there. Gals that like g&t's love it & friends who haven't had premium spirits before at take back by it. Those die hard gin lover's might not take to it due to the ultra smoothiness but for beginners & girls I can't think of a finer premium gin!
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dfwitt dfwitt (21)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-01-13)
Smooth, subtle juniper flavor--makes a nice upscale martini.
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bdehoog bdehoog (81)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-11-30)
Smooth, slightly fruity, good with tonic or mixed in a cocktail. Not my favourite by itself though.
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StevenSauce StevenSauce (69)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-11-06)
smooth, smooth, smooth...subtle & well balanced flavors, nowhere near as dry as most other gins, goes down like no other gin, my fav for a Martini & Gimlet.
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ehotonic ehotonic (20)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-09-07)
I drank a lot of gin -- "smooth" was never a word I used to describe a gin, nor was it a word I WANTED to describe my gin with... then I tried Plymouth. It's smoothness was shocking for me, since I was accustomed to the big, aromatic, and frankly astringent types of old world gins on the market -- I didn't know gin could be smooth! If you like the flavor of gin, but want a more "refined" and perhaps balanced example, then you'll enjoy Plymouth. I was a bit discouraged with its subtlety, but then again I have a thing for those very juniper-heavy gins (call me old fashioned, but I kinda like the punch). Really great gin, nonetheless, and I wouldn't think to not have a bottle in my home bar now.
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edbarcik edbarcik (2)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-01-28)
Makes a great martini.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (328)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-08-28)
Winston Churchill was right in his choice of this gin. Subtle, smooth and easy-to-drink, it is a classic that does not cause palate fatigue like many of the over-amped juniper London Dry's out there. Subtle enough you may even be able to convince some of the the fear of flavor crowd away from their vodka "martini" abominations with this one. Cheaper than a number of its competitors making it a excellent choice for your bar.
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Irishman Irishman (323)
Rating: 5.0 (2009-05-24)
We cracked a bottle of this around 7:00 pm one Friday night and after quite a few martini's later, it was gone! This is one of the smoothest, cleanest tasting gins I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.
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