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

Thames Distillers

Fifty Pounds London Dry gin (0.75l, 43.5%)
Price $31.99

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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 love — that’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!  
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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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  • citrus
  • juniper berries
  • sweet
  • orange
  • liquorice
  • tea
  • coriander
  • savoury
  • berries
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Character Dogson
Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
The Thames Distillery houses two stainless steel stills, called Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, each with a 500-liter capacity.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
The Thames Distillery houses two stainless steel stills, called Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, each with a 500-liter capacity.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
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