About Jensen's London Distilled Dry Bermondsey Gin
In contrast to modern London Dry Gins, Jensen's London Dry is made to emulate the style of traditional gins produced in the early 19th century. As a result, rather than relying on citrus-based botanicals, Jensen emphasizes the clean, sublime notes of the Italian juniper berries he sources with more classic botanicals, including coriander, orris root, angelica and licorice.
Jensen's London Distilled Dry Bermondsey Gin has an aroma of of pine and lavender that opens up to beautiful hints of coriander, ginger and sage on the palate. In addition, while the orris root lends a gentle touch of violet to the gin, the licorice and angelica contribute soft notes of almonds and woody spices that add complexity and depth.
The gin earned a perfect five-plus stars from the Difford's Guide
, which called it simply "oustanding."
Jensen's London Distilled Old Tim Gin is crafted using a recipe that harkens back to the 1840s. The term "Old Tom" was an early nickname for gin and generally refers to gins that were produced in the early 20th century, when sugar was added to gin in order to create a sweeter flavor profile. The recipe that Jensen discovered, however, predates the use of sugar in gin and calls for additional botanicals to be added in order to create a slightly sweeter flavor profile.
As a result of this unique, century-old recipe, Jensen's Old Tom Gin has an aroma of mint, eucalyptus, pine needles and citrus that gives way to slightly sweet notes of licorice, almonds and orange peel on the palate. The finish is smooth and slightly tangy, with a touch of piney juniper.
The gin earned 4.5 stars from the Difford's Guide
, and the Silver Medal at the International Spirits Challenge.
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.
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