Tanqueray Gin has a rich heritage with a history that spans 180 years from when Charles Tanqueray first began crafting the world’s finest gin. Breaking family tradition by trading the cloth for the still, Charles followed his ultimate vision and passionately set out to make the best gin possible. After setting up his distillery in 1830 he experimented with many possible recipes and travelled far and wide in search of the highest quality ingredients before hitting on the careful balance of flavours that is Tanqueray London Dry.
The result was a perfectly balanced gin with four distinct botanicals for an unrivalled flavour. Throughout the years, Tanqueray has proven a timeless classic. From its early manufacture in Bloomsbury, Tanqueray has witnessed the rise of the gin palaces of the 1800s, influenced the world of jazz through to hip hop and legend has it that the brand was enjoyed post-Prohibition in the White House and by the Rat Pack. Today, the iconic brand continues to maintain Charles Tanqueray's legacy of excellence and know-how in making high quality gin and its universal status as a reliable classic makes it the only premium gin to start the night with. Among bartenders, Tanqueray is known to be the best for a great gin and tonic. The original Tanqueray Gin has an elegance that sets it apart from the rest and a flavour that shines in sophisticated cocktails and vibrant gin and tonics. With an extra smooth taste, Tanqueray is made with the finest botanicals including refreshing juniper, peppery coriander, aromatic angelica and sweet liquorice. The distinctive and iconic green bottle is inspired by the traditional three-piece cocktail shaker and its smooth yet bold flavour has made it one of the world’s most awarded gins.
Part of the portfolio is ultra-premium gin Tanqueray® No. TEN™, a liquid crafted through an unrelenting pursuit of perfection. One of the only gins distilled with whole fresh fruits, Tanqueray No. TEN is distilled in small batches and is named after the still it is produced in. Chamomile flowers create the signature velvety-mouth feel and other hand-selected, meticulously sourced botanicals provide further layers of unrivalled taste. The Tanqueray No. TEN bottle is slim, tall and elegant with art deco inspired lines. Introduced in 2000, it is the only gin and first white spirit to be in the San Francisco spirits hall of fame. To this day, the master distiller Tom Nichol selects, rejects and meticulously inspects the finest ingredients that go into making Tanqueray No. TEN gin.
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