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Marlborough Gin


Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd., Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland (but made at an undisclosed place in England), UK.


Ian Macleod Distillery.


Leonard J Russell established a business in 1933 and in 1963 the Russell family acquired the Ian Macloed distillery. Today it is in its third generation of family leadership and is best known for their whiskies, which include Glengoyne Highland single malt.


Double distilled.

The Gin is presented in a tall clear rectangular bottle with a large white label with red accents and blue text. There is a red colored, sketched image of London landmarks at the bottom of the label.


London Dry Gin.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

37.5% (75 Proof).

Price Range

$ - $$. Not available in the USA. This is sold primarily in Asia and the Pacific Rim but can also be found in some European countries (e.g. Germany). Unfortunately we have not been able to identify an international shipper.


Unknown but do include: coriander seeds, grains of paradise and juniper berries.



Tasting Notes

On the nose are pine (juniper) and strong spice (coriander) with herbal notes. On the palate this light spirit has pine (juniper) with herbal and spice (cumin) notes. On the close is a dry juniper and peppery spice finish.

Whilst lightly subtle this has a very pine (juniper) forward taste. It is not a sipping Gin and is better used in mixed Gin drinks. At this price it is a relatively smooth and good value Gin, best in a Gin & Tonic, Tom Collins etc. It is not really for a Martini, Aviation etc. as it does not have the complex nuances to do these drinks justice.

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