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Review

Bloomsbury 45
Original 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. Presented in a clear rectangular bottle, very similar (if not the same) to many used by Hayman Distillers, with a green, black and white label.

Category

London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

45% (90 Proof).

Price Range

$$. Not available in the USA, this is made for the European market and is available online from Lafuente in Spain.

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.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is floral notes and juniper with slightly spicy aspects. On the palate is juniper and citrus with floral and spice notes. The close has spicy warmth with citrus and bitter juniper on the finish.

This is simple and uncomplicated, with all the attributes of a classic London Dry Gin. At this price it is a budget purchase and is not really designed for sipping. It makes a reasonable Martini and Gin & Tonic. This is best for long Gin based mixed drinks such as a Tom Collins.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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