Tanqueray

Owned by the British spirits company Diageo, Tanqueray originated in England and is now produced in Scotland. It is one of Diageo's 16 ‘strategic brands’ earmarked for prioritisation in promotion and distribution worldwide – and as a result is better known in export markets rather than its home country. For example, it is the biggest gin imported to North America. Tanqueray No. 10 (47.3%) was introduced in 2000, taking its name from the still in which the 'citrus heart' is produced, Tiny 10. It is distilled four times and is targeted at the martini market. Tanqueray Rangpur's unique selling point is the rangpur botanical; this citrus fruit tastes very much like a lime, but is a hybrid between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Tanqueray Old Tom is a style of gin dating back to 18th century England, falling between malty Dutch genever and biting London Dry. This slightly richer and sweeter version of gin was eclipsed by London Dry but now, as part of the modern cocktail renaissance, mixologists are keen to recreate authentic old-school recipes with Old Tom. Tasted next to Tanqueray's London Dry, the difference is stark: the London Dry is bold with juniper and spices while the Old Tom is sweet and the juniper is subtle. Tanqueray Malacca was originally released in 1997 as a lighter, easier style companion to the iconic Tanqueray London Dry Gin. It was pulled from the market around 2001 but relaunched in 2013 by popular demand. A sweeter gin with less juniper emphasis and more citrus than the classic style, it has been resurrected after gradually assuming cult status among cocktail revivalist bartenders as a good substitute for the original Old Tom styles of gin. In 2015, Diageo launched Tanqueray Bloomsbury, a double-juniper, heavy gin created from a Tanqueray family recipe dating back to 1880 in Bloomsbury, London. Finally, in 2018, Tanqueray launched Flor de Sevilla, chock-full of famously zesty Seville oranges.

Gins in the Tanqueray family:
Tanqueray Gin
Tanqueray No 10 Gin
Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
Tanqueray Malacca Gin
Tanqueray Old Tom Gin
Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin
Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla

Distilled in Cameron Bridge, Fife, Scotland.

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