Gin - Traditional Dry

Tanqueray Imported London Dry Gin

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    636 / 687
    Rabble Rating
    3.3 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $20
    Proof
    94.6
    10-50 miles

Rating Description

96th Percentile
This score falls in the 96th percentile of all spirits in the Gin category and is an example of the very best in its class.

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. Charles Tanqueray was preceded by Alexander Gordon and his Gordon's gin from as far back as 1769 and a warrant from King George himself in 1925. The two companies were combined to Tanqueray Gordon & Company in 1898.

Tanqueray Gin is one of the iconic gins of the world and claims an unchanged recipe for 130 years. It is a classic London dry with heavy juniper flavors bottled at various proofs for different markets (typically 94.6 proof in the US). Today it is the #1 imported gin into the US.

Named Best Gin in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Named Best Gin in the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Named Best Gin in the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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quaygang quaygang (15) (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 (136) (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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DakotaGuy DakotaGuy (57) (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 (122) (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 (17) (2013-10-10)
Horrific on its own, but a solid mixer.
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StanMemTn StanMemTn (85) (2013-08-29)
Perfectly nice; refreshing with tonic. A classic.
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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (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 (14) (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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StevenSauce StevenSauce (43) (2013-07-01)
4,5 stars. Traditional gin but classier than Beefeater or Gordons, juniper at front with citrus and coriander behind, strong flavor, little burn for 47%, bit sweet, works best in a G&T.
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Kenneth Kenneth (21) (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 (40) (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 (111) (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) (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) (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) (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 (253) (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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