juniper berries
citrus
berries
liquorice
sweet
coriander
orange
savoury
tea
Spiral Fifty Pounds London Dry gin

Thames Distillers

Fifty Pounds London Dry

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
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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!  
  • Style
    London Dry Gin
  • Region
    London
  • Country
    England
  • Alcohol
    43.50%
  • Distillery
    Thames Distillers
  • Bottler
    Thames Distillers

Thames Distillers

Fifty Pounds London Dry

(0.75l, 43.50%)


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