Charles Tanqueray, the 20-year-old heir to three generations of Bedfordshire clergy, begins to realize his dream of producing a spirit elixir to rival the masterpieces of his distinguished ancestors. He chooses to abandon the family profession and establish a small distillery in the Bloomsbury district of London. Tanqueray are the paramount of premium spirits that together create the refreshing world of Tanqueray products, a place where perfection and craftsmanship maintain a history that reaches back 175 years. Using our distinctive and proprietary process to create unparalleled clarity and zest, these three spirits are the epitome of sophistication and taste.
The entry is all sweet lime and soft juniper. The way in which the juniper is presented here is so approachable, it’ll make even the most ardent ginaphobe reconsider their take on the spirit. As we head towards the mid palate there’s a wonderful handoff between the lush, sweet opening and the full, round, spicy mid palate. In the mid palate the juniper ramps up and is joined by black pepper, coriander, licorice root, orris root, and a eucalyptus note. Even with all this spice, Tanqueray’s Old Tom Gin maintains the silky undercurrent of citrus sweetness established in the opening. The finish for Tanqueray’s Old Tom Gin is long and dry, solidly in line with the house style for Tanqueray.