Tanqueray Gin to World Gin Day
The week is done, the weekend, a long weekend is still ahead of us. The weather is supposed to be good and tomorrow is also the international Gin day – so we need a new tasting.
The choice, which gin will be used for this almost special tasting, is not that difficult in the end, because Tanqueray recently sent us the new Flor de Sevilla Destilled Gin himself. Usually it’s small distilleries that send us something, often the bottles are even hand-written and you can see your heart’s blood. All the more we were happy that also big gin producers trust in our judgement. The Tanqueray Ranpur is quite well known and available in various supermarkets, bars, restaurants, etc., we introduced this to you 4 years ago.
The Tanqueray Sevilla is a New Western Style Gin, which was produced on the basis of the London Drys and then refined with oranges, honey and other botanicals. The idea for this combination probably came from Charles Tanqueray during a visit to orange plantations in Seville, Spain. The price per bottle is about 23 €, a fair price for 700 ml and a alcohol content of 41,3 %..
- Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla wird aus bittersüßen Orangen aus Sevilla hergestellt, die einen fruchtigen und pikanten Geschmack erschaffen, der mit den vier Pflanzenextrakten unseres klassischen London Dry Gin harmoniert. Dieser Geschmack des sonnendurchfluteten Mittelmeerraumes resultiert in einem einzigartig genussvollen und doch komplexen Gin.
- Tanqueray ist laut dem Brands Report 2018 der weltweit beliebteste Gin von Barkeepern.
- Dieser Geschmack des sonnenverwöhnten Mittelmeerraumes resultiert in einem einzigartig genussvollen und doch komplexen Gin.
- Tanqueray flor de Sevilla – serviert mit erstklassigem Tonic Water und garniert mit einem ausgepressten und ins Glas gelegten Stück frischer Orange.
- Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla wird aus bittersüßen Orangen aus Sevilla hergestellt, um einen fruchtigen und pikanten Geschmack zu erzielen, der mit den vier Pflanzenextrakten unseres klassischen London Dry Gin harmoniert.
How does the Tanqueray Seville smell?
Optically, all Tanqueray bottles are the same, including Sevilla, of course. It is noticeable that the gin itself has a bright orange tone. On the back is also marked that for the gin 4 different dyes were used, which I personally find a bit of a pity.
Nevertheless, I now open the red screw cap to test the gin, it sounds like summer – so it could be perfect for this weekend. In the nose the picture is quickly confirmed. The Tanqueray Sevilla is fruity, tangy and slightly sweet. You can see the fine orange aroma, these are slightly bitter, but still in a very pleasant way. I could imagine this gin wonderfully in splashy summer cocktails, possibly also in combination with sparkling wine or prosecco. But before I draw too fast conclusions, I would like to try the Gin also still.
How does the Flor de Sevilla Gin?
As always, I test without ice and Tonic Water, because I want to experience pure gin. I take the first sip and am surprised at the first moment, because the gin is much sweeter than I expected. The honey is very dominant at first. Bit by bit the bitter-sweet orange aroma comes to bear, it is clearly recognizable in the finish and the taste remains even afterwards. This is quite pleasant, because the sweetness fades away, and a fresh, orange taste remains. A hint of citrus is also recognizable, but the juniper is rather lost with this gin.
As I suspected with the Nosing already – although unknowingly – the Sevilla Gin is suitable in my eyes rather in Gin Cocktails, than Gin Tonic with a rather mediterranean Tonic Water or also as sparkling wine. I think it would make a more fruity alternative to an aperitif squirt.
Tasting summary Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Destilled Gin
This New Western Style Gin is the perfect companion for the summer, it is fruity, tangy and refreshing due to the oranges. Since it is very sweet in taste because of the honey I would recommend to use the Gin rather for mixing, for cocktails or Gin Tonics . All in all an exciting gin that makes you want more.
- based on Tanqueray London Dry Gin
- New Western Style Gin with 41,3% alcohol content
- With orange and honey
- Gin from England