Founder(s): Charles Tanqueray
Inception Date: 1830
Region of Origin: Bloomsbury, London
Tanqueray Gin was originally created in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray, in Bloomsbury, London. Charles sold this spirit at his retail outlet on Vine Street until his death in 1868. His son, also named Charles, inherited the distillery and helped lay the groundwork for Tanqueray to become one of the best selling gins in the world. The brand is now owned by Diageo.
Bright, piney lime zest with hints of red grapefruit. Slight notes of clean licorice and angelica. Very dry and robust, classic to the style.
Gin is a neutral grain based distilled alcoholic beverage that derives its predominant flavours from juniper berry. It originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists across Europe, particularly in southern France, Flanders and the Netherlands. Gin emerged in England after the introduction of “jenever,” a Dutch and Belgian liquor distilled from malt wine. Jenever was historically referred to as “Dutch Courage” and was consumed before battle for its “calming effects.”