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Plymouth London Dry Gin

Plymouth Gin continues to be made according to the original artisanal method and recipe on the same historic site. The gin is batch-made using a single copper pot-still originally installed in the distillery during the Victorian era in 1855, represented by the copper cap on every bottle of Plymouth.

Its artisanal production methods, complex flavour profile and smooth texture have ensured that Plymouth gin is often regarded as the ‘single malt of gins’. The combination of slightly sweeter botanicals and soft Dartmoor water has made it the gin of choice for connoisseurs and bartenders.

The first ever recipe for the Dry Martini was published in 1896 in “Stuarts Fancy Drinks” and the recipe specified Plymouth gin. By the height of the cocktail era, Plymouth gin was regularly referenced as the gin of choice, particularly within the revered “Savoy Cocktail Book” where it is listed more than any other gin.™ flavour guidance

Vibrant and Smooth

A juniper-forward gin with a hint of fruity citrus combining with a smooth earthy finish.


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IWSC Awards:

2021 Bronze award

2020 Silver award

Nose:Rich, fresh aroma of juniper followed by notes of coriander and cardamom.
Finish:Elegant, long, fresh and aromatic.
Serve:Plymouth is ideal served with tonic over ice and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Alternatively savour its smooth taste in, amongst other wonderful cocktails, the Fraise Sauvage cocktail featured in the Detroit News newspaper - a more terrific variation of champagne with fresh strawberries.

Botanicals used in Plymouth London Dry Gin

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