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Review

Bloomsbury 45
Orange Gin

Distillery

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.

Website

Unknown.

History

Unknown.

Production

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

Category

Flavored Gin - Orange.

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 Uvinum in the UK.

Botanicals

Unknown.

Name

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 “Orange” in the title clearly refers to the dominant flavoring in this Gin.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is citrus (orange) with floral notes. On the palate this slightly sweet spirit has a bitter citrus (orange) flavor with some floral aspects and faint spice. The clean close has a warming spice and bitter citrus (orange) finish.

This is a pleasantly flavored Gin, which is easy to sip by itself or over ice. Whilst it can be used to make an orange flavored Martini, nice in itself, it is perhaps best used in long Gin based drinks e.g. Tonic, Soda or a Tom Collins, with a slice of Clementine, Orange or Tangerine etc. as garnish. These make for refreshing summer drinks with a bitter orange “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.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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