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Why is Plymouth Gin different?

Why is Plymouth Gin different?

Recipe. The Plymouth Original Strength brand of gin is 41.2% ABV. It is different and slightly less dry than the much more common London style of gin, purportedly due to a higher than usual proportion of root ingredients, which bring a more ‘earthy’ feel to the gin as well as a softened juniper flavour.

How is Plymouth Gin different?

Plymouth gin is made to similar specifications as London. Plymouth gin may be made only in Plymouth, England, by law. As a style, Plymouth is slightly less dry than London and contains more root ingredients in the botanical base, resulting in an earthier flavor than London.

Is Boodles gin a good gin?

It reminds me most acutely of Gordon’s, but fans of Tanqueray and Beefeater will probably enjoy Boodles Gin as well. Fans of classic gin are well advised to give it a try. While it doesn’t pull any surprises, it’s a very well executed classic gin with a balanced palate and nice flavor. Recommended.

Where did Plymouth Navy Strength Gin come from?

Plymouth Gin has deep roots in the British Royal Navy. For almost 200 years, a navy ship would never leave port without a bottle of Plymouth Navy strength Gin onboard.

What kind of gin does Boodles Gin have?

Boodles Gin reads like a classic gin on the nose. Very clean and quite straightforward. There’s a lot of juniper, but also a lot of angelica. A hint of spice and earthiness hovers in the background, albeit subtly.

What kind of flavor does Plymouth Gin have?

The palate is where I think Plymouth Gin shines. The early palate is softly earthy and gentle piney simultaneously brings together angelica, cardamom, lemon zest, sweet orange and juniper. I get intimations of botanicals which are not even here, such as nutmeg. The palate is soft, oily and gently warming.

What’s the alcohol content of Navy Strength Gin?

What is navy strength gin? Technically, all gin with more than 57.15% alcohol is a navy strength gin. The reason for the high alcohol content turns out to be a very practical one. Both gin and rum were stored in wooden barrels together with the gunpowder below deck.