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Tanqueray No. TEN Gin | 47.3% vol | 70cl | Award-Winning Small Batch Gin | Distilled with Citrus Fruits & Gin Botanicals | Enjoy in a Gin Glass with Ice & Tonic | Perfect for Festive Gifting

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This gin may not have been possible in 1830 when Charles Tanqueray first developed the recipe for his gin. Fresh citrus, especially in the reliable quantities to make a gin like this would have either been quite expensive or just simply not available in 19th century London on a predictable basis.

Distilled in small batches with fresh whole grapefruit, oranges, limes and chamomile, Tanqueray No. TEN is an exceptional taste experience. It is the only gin to be inducted into the San Francisco Spirit Awards Hall of Fame. It was named “Ten” because it was developed on the experimental still named “Tiny Ten.” Tanqueray No. 10 gin features only eight botanicals (not ten!). It adds four new ones to the Tanqueray formula. Juniper, coriander, licorice and angelica root remain.. It adds chamomile flowers and three kinds of fresh, whole citrus. Tiny Ten is used for the first distillation of Tanqueray No. Ten, which produces the citrus spirit known as the 'citrus heart' of No. Ten. Wheat grain neutral spirit is distilled with fresh hand chopped Florida oranges, Mexican limes and grapefruits to produce this essence. This use of fresh fruit rather than dried peels is most unusual and is thought to contribute Tanqueray No. Ten's fresh citrus led style. Tanqueray No. TEN is the only gin in the prestigious globally-acclaimed San Francisco Spirits Hall of Fame. This award-winning gin is distilled in small batches with whole citrus fruits.It is best enjoyed with premium tonic water, ice and a wedge of pink grapefruit or with dry vermouth and a twist of pink grapefruit in a martini

At Drink Spirits we tend to cover many new releases, and unfortunately that means that some of the great classic spirits don’t have coverage. We felt the re-launch of Tanqueray Ten was a perfect opportunity to revisit both Tanqueray London Dry Gin and Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, discuss what makes them unique, and why you’d ask for one over the other. Tanqueray London Dry Gin Tanqueray No. TEN Gin has won multiple awards including accolades from the San Francisco Spirits Competition 2020, where it won Double Gold in the gin category. Tanqueray No. TEN Gin is distilled four times with Tanqueray's standard gin botanicals of juniper, coriander, angelica and liquorice A lot has been said about Tanqueray No. TEN gin since it took the drinks market by storm in 2000. Some believe it’s named after the number of botanicals in its secret recipe. Others contend that it’s an ode to the metric system, or a perfect rating (this option is persuasive). The “ten,” however, is actually owed to the mighty little piece of machinery that produced the first batch of this iconic gin.The second and final distillation takes place in the larger vintage 'Old Tom' No. 4 still. This is charged with the citrus heart previously distilled in Tiny Ten and wheat neutral spirit. Tanqueray's four traditional botanicals (juniper, coriander, angelica and liquorice) are added, along with camomile flowers and quartered fresh limes. Tanqueray No.10 is named after where it stems from, which is still number 10, where it’s crafted from fresh citrus fruits such as Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Orange and Orange Blossom which adds varying levels of a citrusy taste to this premium gin. Best enjoyed with premium tonic water, plenty of ice and a wedge of pink grapefruit, or with dry vermouth and a twist of pink grapefruit in a perfect martini.

The whole citrus is distilled separately from the other botanicals. The two distillates are blended, diluted and bottled. Tasting Notes Tanqueray No. TEN Gin has won multiple awards including Double Gold in the gin category at the San Francisco Spirits Competition 2020Tanqueray No. 10 Gin launched in 2000. At the time, it was a bold departure from the Tanqueray Gin standard. At the time, Tanqueray Ten might have been considered contemporary in style. It’s in the midpalate where the more rooty elements in the gin emerge with angelica root and licorice, and we really get a sense of the level of alcohol. It’s really the midpalate of Tanqueray London Dry Gin which makes it one of the best gins you can use in a gin and tonic. The structure that’s created between the spice and the spirit is unparalleled in the gin space, with flavor that is nothing short of perfection. Like the nose, the midpalate of Tanqueray has each and every botanical accounted for. Surprisingly, there’s also a sense of underlining sweetness in the midpalate. It’s subtle, but it’s there, and it emanates not only from the base grain spirit, but also from the licorice root. Tanqueray No. TEN was the first ever gin to be distilled in small batches with fresh citrus fruit. This distillation takes place in a unique copper still called Tiny Ten. It produces a spirit known as the citrus heart which gives Tanqueray No. TEN its bright, elegant citrus taste Charles Tanqueray created the world's finest London Dry Gin in 1830 and it is made today to the same classic, timeless recipe. Tanqueray No. Ten was created with this heritage in mind and set the standard as one of the very first ultra-premium gins. If you’ve been in almost any premium bar, you’ll of most likely seen a bottle of Tanqueray No.10 glistening in its glorious green bottle, sat on the bar shelves. This multi-award winning citrus based gin has been welcomed by the vast majority of gin lovers due to its depth of a fresh, clean flavour and sets the bar at what a premium gin should be. Tanqueray No.10 Gin Tasting Notes

There’s hardly a better time for TEN’s citric sizzle and garden-fresh flavors than spring and summer. This gin is a reflection of this revitalizing time of year, matching the floral fireworks of spring, and giving you the refreshing qualities you long for come summer. Tanqueray No.10 works brilliantly in a Tom Collins but also works well when served simply with a wedge of grapefruit or most citrus based fruits. Tanqueray No. TEN is the only gin to be inducted to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Hall of Fame Take your Collins to the tropics with this sunny riff. It banks on the drink’s customary call for fresh lime and soda and adds an aromatic addition of pineapple, taking the drink straight to a faraway island. If you thought only rum could offer such a vacation in a glass, think again.Another important aspect of Tanqueray No. Ten's distillation is the low percentage of spirit retained as 'the cut' for the finished product. Typically (for example, with Special Dry) 90% of the total spirit is captured as the cut, implying that around 10% is discarded as 'heads' (the first spirit to run off the still) and 'tails' (the last spirit to run off the still). In contrast, during distillation of Tanqueray No. Ten, only around 60% of the spirit makes the cut: approximately 40% is discarded. Pour in gin and juice of half a lime into the bowl and let the mixture infuse in the fridge for 30 minutes. Whole citrus fruits, limes, oranges and pink grapefruit are added with chamomile flowers to Tiny Ten

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