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Chancery Gin

Distillery

G & J Greenall International (Quintessential Brands), Risley, Warrington, England, UK.

Website

G&J Greenall and Quintessential Brands.

History

Established back in 1761, Greenall’s are the oldest continuously producing London Dry Gin distillery in the world. Thomas Dakin built the distillery initially, Edward Greenall started using it and in 1870 it was purchased completely (The G&J comes from Edward’s younger brothers – Gilbert & John). The previous chairman, Lord Daresbury, was a direct descendent of Edward Greenall. The family motto “Alto Peto” translates as "I Strive Higher". This once cottage based industry is now the second largest gin distillery in Britain, producing over 50% of the UK’s Gin and almost 15% of the world’s Gin. In 2011 the business was bought by Quintessential Brands.

This Gin is made exclusively for Tesco Plc, a national chain of grocery stores across the UK.

Production

Made from 100% neutral grain spirit and distilled 5 times.

The Gin is presented in a dark purple round squat bottle with a round purple and white label.

Category

London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

43% (86 Proof).

Price Range

$$ - $$$. Not available in the USA or for shipping to the USA. Only available in Tesco grocery stores based in the UK. 

Botanicals

9 undisclosed botanicals are used.

Name

Unknown.

Tasting Notes

On the nose are pine (juniper) and citrus (lemon). On the palate is juniper with citrus and coriander. The close is long, dry and slightly warming.

This is a basic but smooth classic London Dry Gin and does well for an everyday Gin & Tonic for Gin lovers. It is only passable in a Martini as there is limited character. Overall it is a presentable Gin but the cost is a little too high when you compare it against other Gins available in the same price range.

Awards & Accolades

Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge, 2013.



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