Fifty Pounds London Dry gin

Thames Distillers Fifty Pounds London Dry gin

(0.75l, 43.50%)


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50 Pounds is the Boston Tea Party of London Gin — named after a tax, a bit rebellious against authority, and true to the spirit of the country where it was born.  
 
In the early 1700’s, William of Orange prohibited the importation of all alcoholic beverages into England. I’ll never understand why governments do things like that, it never works, right? As you might expect, the good, drink-loving folks in jolly-old England responded just like Americans did  200 years later. They made “Bathtub Gin” … a lot of it!  So naturally, the British government thought the solution was more regulations and taxes.  They imposed a special tax of £50 on anyone who wanted to distill or sell Gin.   
 
Predictably, the Gin industry collapsed and the people were collectively more sad. Anyway, that’s where the name came from.The founders of 50 Pounds London Gin named their little craft distillery after that tax in a wry British mockery of the effort.  
 
This is a proper Gin. The good people of 50 Pounds London Gin are standing up saying, “Wot? You think you fancy-dandy blokes can make Gin better by adding bubble gum and celebrity endorsements? Pish-Posh!” OK, they didn’t REALLY say it like that, but that’s what their Gin says, loud and clear. It is distilled from grain spirits and infused with a classic “perfect” recipe hidden from authorities more than a century ago.   
 
Juniper berries, a nice blend of citrus, some licorice, grains of paradise, coriander, angelica, savory, a bit of lavender, and a whole lot of lovethat’s what you get in every bottle and that’s just fine with me. That’s their story and they are sticking to it. Cheers!  
 
  • Category
    Gin
  • Style
    London Dry Gin
  • Region
    London
  • Country
    England
  • Alcohol
    43.50%
  • Distillery
    Thames Distillers

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citrus
juniper berries
orange
liquorice
sweet
tea
berries
coriander
savoury
What does Fifty Pounds London Dry gin taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Fifty Pounds London Dry gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe, and sold via distributors to the Gin makers of the world.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color  
Clear    
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell  
Citrus and juniper … like it is supposed to be   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Juniper forward, a hint of sweet and citrus and angelica opens up  
 
Finish   
Anise with a dry finish
Ratings & Reviews
Dawn
Dawn,
Never Received this shipment
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Superb dry gin for no-vermouth martini. ALMOST as good as Bombay Sapphire and Blue Coat.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This is currently my favorite gin. When I re-ordered I ordered multiple bottles as the first one disappeared so quickly.
 
Robert
Robert,
This is my second bottle. 50 pounds Gin is a keeper.
 
Mary
Mary,
Excellent - wonderful aroma - clean dry herbaceous taste with distinctive flavor of authentic London Dry Gin. Forget Beefeater - this is a keeper!
 
Justin
Justin,
We really enjoy this gin. It is smooth enough (for me) to drink on the rocks and it makes a wonderful G&T. I would prefer to smell more juniper just because I love that fragrance, but it's there. This gin is dangerously smooth. It will stay in our line up. Thanks to the folks who commented before and edged me to order this gin!
 
Dave
Dave,
Solid every day gin
 
Robert
Robert,
Very enjoyable. I made my Wife a Gin Tonic, her response was, Wow. The taste was so classy. We'll order this again.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
One of the best Gins. Definitely has a great flavor. Very pronounced notes, not boring or flat like most Gins. Perfect neat or with an ice cube.
 
Matt
Matt,
MIC DROP...in my top 5 for Gins.... BUY BUY BUY!!!!
 
Patricia
Patricia,
Not an expert, but could definitely tell the different between this and other mainstream gins. Excellent spice, and citrus. Can mix it or drink it straight.
 
Barry
Barry,
Did not taste licorice or excessive sweet. Really enjoyed the juniper, citrus and short finish... great gin
 
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