Tanqueray (Men Behind The Brands)
Tanqueray Gin was initially distilled in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray in the Bloomsbury district of London. Charles was shipping his gin to colonies around the British Empire, where many plantation owners and troops had developed a taste for gin and tonic. When Charles died in 1868, his son Charles Waugh Tanqueray inherited the distillery, which continued to operate until it was severely damaged during World War II.
Its remnant was relocated to Scotland, where it is made today. Only one of the stills survived the bombing, it remained intact and is known as “Old Tom”. Tanqueray was one of the first distilleries to use double-distillation methods (later, triple-distillation and today quadruple-distilled).
there are some details in the bottle, one is that resembles a classic shaker and the others are the sealed seals that all bottles possess. The red one is the Charles seal which was the sign that the gin had reached his levels of quality. The other seal is the Royal warrant of appointment which has been issued for centuries to tradespeople who supply goods or services to a royal court.
Types of Tanqueray Gin
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin is made by means of double distillation of grain. Botanicals are added during the second distillation. The recipe is a closely guarded trade secret, although it is known to contain four botanicals (juniper, coriander, angelica root and liquorice).
- Tanqueray No. Ten (47.3% ABV) was introduced in 2000, it is handcrafted in small batches and is targeted at the martini market, it is distilled four times. Named after the number of the still (No. 10) in which it is made, the superior taste is the result of its ingredients. These include fresh white grapefruits, whole limes along with juniper, coriander and chamomile.
- Tanqueray Rangpur was released in 2006 and is named after the Rangpur lime that is included in the recipe. Rangpur lime, which is not a lime but a hybrid of a lemon and mandarin orange, is one of the several botanicals, including juniper, bay leaf, and ginger.