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Bloomsbury 45
Lemon Gin


Made by an unconfirmed distillery in London, although we strongly believe this to be Hayman Distillers Ltd., for Bloomsbury Wine and Spirit Co. Ltd., Dagenham, Essex, England, UK.






Made from a neutral grain base, the Bloomsbury 45 Original Gin is used with additional Lemon botanical flavoring added. Presented in a tall clear rectangular bottle, very similar (if not the same) to many used by Hayman Distillers, with a yellow and black label.


Flavored Gin - Lemon.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

45% (90 Proof).

Price Range

$$. Not available in the USA, it is made for the European market and is available online from Vinus Vinis in the UK.




Unknown, although Bloomsbury, a district of London does have strong connections with Gin. In particular: The picture "Gin Lane" by William Hogarth is believed to depict a street in Bloomsbury; and Alexander Gordon (of Gordon’s Gin fame and the possible creator of London Dry Gin) first established a Distillery in Bloomsbury. The use of “Lemon” in the title clearly refers to the dominant flavoring in this Gin.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is citrus (lemon) with hints of vanilla. On the palate this slightly sweet spirit has a strong acidic citrus (lemon) flavor with some spice and faint vanilla. The clean close has a warm spice and citrus (lemon) finish.

This is a pleasantly flavored Gin, which is easy to sip by itself or over ice. Whilst it can be used to make a lemon flavored Martini, nice in itself, it is perhaps best used in long Gin based drinks with a slice of Lemon as garnish: Tonic; Bitter Lemon; Soda or a Tom Collins. These make for refreshing summer drinks with a tangy and tart “bite”. Whilst not normally recommended by ourselves, this is a Gin you might choose to keep in the freezer, as diluting with water (from melting ice) tends to “blunt” the aromatics. Overall this makes for an inexpensive summer party Gin.

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