Gin - Traditional Dry

Tanqueray Imported London Dry Gin

From: United Kingdom Liquor Review Category: Traditional Dry Gin

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98th Percentile
This score falls in the 98th percentile of all spirits in the Gin category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Proof66 Notes

Tanqueray was first made by Charles Tanqueray in London beginning in 1830. Eventually, WWII destroyed most of the distillery and its remnant were relocated to Scotland, where it is made today. Tanqueray was one of the first distilleries to use double-distillation methods (later, triple-distillation and today quadruple-distilled) as well as being one of the very first "premium" gins on the market.

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This bottle has 26 ratings and 26 reviews.
Tango Tango (121)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-11-03)[Updated Review]
Tanqueray Gin is good but not great . Tanqueray Gin is good straight up on the rocks.The nose is juniper, cinnamon, and citrus. The entry is smooth with dominant juniper and citrus theme with hint of cinnamon.The finish is tangy juniper and bitter citrus. It makes a great gin and tonic . The Tanqueray martini starts with juniper and citrus , but changing at mid palate to ethanol and finishing with ethanol. I do not like the Tanqueray martini. I tried it 4 parts gin to 1 part vermouth and 5 parts gin to i part vermouth.Neither Tanqueray martini worked for me . The ethanol creeped in both times mid palate and finish. This is not a repeat purchase for me.
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KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (232)
Rating: 4.5 (2016-10-12)
My favorite dry martini gin. Heavy juniper flavor blended nicely with citrus and coriander. Makes a great G&T and a solid negroni.
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BDanner BDanner (272)
Rating: 4.5 (2016-10-10)
Don't know why I'd never tried this one. Once I settled on Broker's and Beefeater as my traditional go-to's, I guess I just never saw the need to try another one in the same price range. Picked up a 375ml on a whim the other night, and man am I glad I did. Very good. Bold, clean and crisp! One word: Jew-Nip-Purr! A little sweeter than the aforementioned gins but also a little "piney-er". Made an excellent dry martini! I definitely see a full size bottle of this in my future. As close as you can get to a 5 star for me without actually being a 5 star.
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Review Comments
Cranecreek (2016-03-10):
Tanqueray is my Gin of choice, and come summer will be keeping a bottle on hand. Bombay comes in as 2nd choice.

maccabee2012 maccabee2012 (16)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-08-30)
Very classic London Dry. Incredibly juniper forward, but little else going on in terms of flavor. I love this gin for its combination of value, quality, and versatility. It's a steal if you want a traditional London Dry Gin that works perfectly in everything from a martini to a gin and tonic. If you're a gin fan or prefer gin-based drinks, this is going to be your workhorse.
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cgtboy1988 cgtboy1988 (119)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-08-29)
This classic is nice and strong on the juniper. Not a ton of complexity, but it does have a tinge of citrus. I like it about the same as Beefeater- the two of these are my typical go-to for mixing due to the prominent juniper flavor that a gin should impart in a drink. But, I also tend to prefer other gins when drinking straight. The price on this stuff is a great deal.
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Vossmeister Vossmeister (51)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-06-12)
Good standard gin
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protosaurus protosaurus (5)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-03-12)
One of my favourite gins, poured over ice with a quality tonic water and a slice of lemon or lime, I prefer the juniper heavy earthy Gins and this one fits the bill perfectly.
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ericdrinksliquor ericdrinksliquor (44)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-01-22)
My go-to gin. Perfect for mixing or drinking straight.
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StevenSauce StevenSauce (69)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-12-31)
4,3 stars. Traditional gin. heavy juniper at front with citrus and coriander behind, strong flavor, little burn for 47%, bit sweet, works best in a G&T or fruity long drinks.
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alverstone14586 alverstone14586 (4)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-12-18)
I'm a Beefeater guy but I would never turn down a Tanqueray martini. Both gins are delightful. Simply a matter of taste.
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Muncher Muncher (584)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-02-22)
Good gin, I just don't have a lot of use for it (currently). Clean, piney flavor blended with a mild sugary sweetness. If I ever do get into gin I'm sure this will be at the top of my list. It's a good value and there's nothing offensive in the flavor profile.
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quaygang quaygang (19)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-06-22)
My favorite martini gin by far. Reading all of the comments for this gin on this site, Im simply amazed by the variety of opinion. In fact, I was told by a liquor store clerk to stay away from it. I eventually tried it because I am adventurous, and I am always looking toward new gins for my martini. Taste is truly personal. I like this one in a dry martini. It is complex, and tasteful. It also works well in a G&T, and in a Corpse Reviver # 2.
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Dakota Dakota (132)
Rating: 2.0 (2014-03-12)
Awful, its clear why gin is the least popular spirit. Everytime I taste this I want to throw up. Overpowering botanicals and terrible after taste. What all premium liquors have in common is smoothness, zero burn, and no hangover. This fails at all of that. This product cannot hold up against the cheapest whiskeys tequilas vodkas or rums. I would be embarrassed to serve to this guests. If this is supposedly 1 of the best gins then the gin industry needs a overhauling into the 21 century I can name hundreds of different liquors that beat this senseless this truly is a terrible product. I don't care about the reviews or that's it's the number 1 imported gin Jose Cuervo is the number 1 imported tequila doesn't mean it's any good. Bottom line why would u ever buy this let alone display it as a premium gin I swear if I served this to girls, which is the ultimate test, they'd never let me pour them a drink again it's a buzzkill and makes every other liquor look like gold.
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Review Comments
Allan (2015-01-24):
First of all: Gin is an aquired taste like your first dark beer. Secondly; No one drinks gin neat. It is a higher proof ment to be mixed with lower proof elements. Lastly: This is THE classic london dry gin, and proudly advertises that " Damn right this is your fathers gin". Start with Hendricks or something milder, and like wine your tastes will dry up!

DakotaGuy DakotaGuy (73)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-03-01)
Does everything you would want from a classic gin. There are a handful of gins that I would choose over Tanqueray, none with it's nearly universal availability.
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Allan Allan (207)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-01-25)
A really good classic gin but not for the fan of modern less juniper dominated gins. This is your Grandpa's gin and I know why he liked it. Good classic gin at a good price. Not to be sipped but smooth all the same and bold enough to cut through in any drink.
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atomzero atomzero (18)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-10-10)
Horrific on its own, but a solid mixer.
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StanMemTn StanMemTn (135)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-08-29)
Perfectly nice; refreshing with tonic. A classic.
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NeatPour NeatPour (340)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-08-13)
Good gin but saphire is a bit better (albeit a bit pricier) & a level above that is plymouth. If you are feeling like spending a little less $$ this is solid but if you're feeling frisky try the previously mentioned 2 (spoil yourself... gins are relatively cheap anyway).
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conditionZero conditionZero (16)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-08-08)
This is a good gin, but some others have set the bar too high to give this more than three stars. If it were the last gin on Earth I would drink it, and enjoy it, but there just isn't any room left on my gin shelf for it.
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Kenneth Kenneth (26)
Rating: 2.0 (2013-05-26)
I can't speak as to how it may be as a mixer, but for sipping this overhyped product falls well short of the mark. Nothing distinct or redeeming about it, in my opinion.
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monkeyxx monkeyxx (47)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-11-16)
not a bad showing at the price.  Mixes incredibly well in a Tom Collins or other fruity gin drinks.  Preferred Bombay Sapphire in a martini.  Well deserved of its reputation as a fine gin.  Strong juniper flavor and burn.  A benchmark.
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (135)
Rating: 3.0 (2011-03-15)
About as big a gin name as there is. Its alright, but overall a boring sipper. Its best used in cocktails. If you want a gin experience, look elsewhere.
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Wooglin Wooglin (4)
Rating: 4.0 (2009-06-14)
In a 4 tasting with North Shore#6, Magellan and Rouge Pinot Noir this held its own just fine. It lost its flavor in a gin&tonic but was best overall in a Martini and Maiden's Prayer. Little too much bite when it's neat. Throw a little vodka in it and it will smooth right out to make a great martini.
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Alexis77 Alexis77 (4)
Rating: 3.0 (2009-06-13)
I tried Tangueray neat at first then mixed with tonic, and last as a martini. I really didn't care for Tangueray neat. Although it had a good fragrance, the taste was too sharp and acid. However, mixed with some tonic and a little lime, I was set for a real relaxer on a hot afternoon. Good for you, Tangueray! I thought it made a decent martini, but the real shine came through when I tasted it in a "Maiden's Prayer". In that drink Tanguery showed that Tanguery is still a favorite of mine.
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amandak13 amandak13 (11)
Rating: 2.0 (2009-06-13)
The first whiff of this Gin and I felt like I was sitting with my mother and grandmother on the patio on a late summer day. I know Gin and Tonic, and a Gin Martini are classics, and while I strive to fit in, I just can't. Both drinks failed for me, and I couldn't muster the strength to finish. On the brighter side, mixed in a Maiden's Prayer, I felt something different. This drink reminded me of something I would have chugged and loved in college! Sorry Tanqueray, I really tried to like you
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Irishman Irishman (323)
Rating: 2.0 (2009-06-04)
Not sure if Tanqueray has changed their recipe, but it tastes awful now. North Shore No. 11 Gin and Plymouth Gin destroy Tanqueray. Not even in the same class.
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