Plymouth Gin is distilled in a Victorian copper still at Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth. Since 1793, Plymouth Gin has been distilled using the same combination of seven botanicals, grain alcohol and water from Dartmoor.

Parts of the distillery building date back to the 1400s when it was a monastery for the Black Friars, and as such each bottle features a monk near the base.

Distilled with soft Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol, the main flavours are citrus and juniper – smooth, pleasant but full bodied, not bitter or harsh. Slightly sweet, with a long dry finish. Since its creation in 1793, Plymouth Gin has been distilled at Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth, England.

You can buy Plymouth Gin at most supermarkets or at The Whisky ExchangeDrinkSupermarket.com or on Amazon.

ABV
41.2%
Botanicals include Juniper, Coriander Seed, Green Cardamom, Orris Root, Angelica Root, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel.

 

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Honest Verdict

Plymouth is a good mainstream gin for true gin drinkers, those of us who love classic Gin’s bite, prominent juniper flavour, and perfect balance between a stringent citrusy beginning and smooth, deep-lasting finish.

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Our Honest Verdict … Plymouth is a good mainstream gin for true gin drinkers, those of us who love classic Gin’s bite, prominent juniper flavour, and perfect balance between a stringent citrusy beginning and smooth, deep-lasting finish. If you want a softer, more floral gin, go for Hendrick’s or (the best of them), The Botanist. The best of the transitional gins – somewhere between classic and floral – is Tanqueray Ten. A less expensive gin in the Plymouth camp and a very fine one is Boodles.

 

What other experts say …

Juniper Diaries  says … Boring. Well, that is slightly unfair, but essentially, while this gin is smooth, it isn’t packed with a complexity of nose-resident flavour. Plymouth is renowned for its root-based botanicals and I wonder if my tastes lean toward the more fragrant floral botanicals. The gin and tonic I made had definite alcohol in it; it was not far from the vodka and tonic I had last night. Don’t get me wrong, there was obviously gin in the glass, but it wasn’t as noticeable as many other brands. Continue reading review …

The Guardian  says … On the nose it’s quite fruity, but to taste it’s smooth and spicy, more so than a London dry with plenty of cardamom, coriander and some citrus keeping the juniper in check and resulting in a flavour described by some as “earthy”.  Continue reading review …

Gin Foundry  says … It has a distinctively different, less crisp flavour than the much more commonly available London Dry Gins on the market today. This flavour is the result of a higher than usual proportion of root ingredients, which bring a more earthy feel to the gin as well as a smoother juniper hit. Once the citrus and coriander dissipates, liquorice and angelica dominate the palate long after the gin has gone in what is an unusually long finish for a gin.  Continue reading review …

Spirits Review  says … Body is wonderfully thick and smooth – oily heavy body, that is a delight to both taste and feel. A bracing mixture of juniper, citrus and the other spices rush headlong through the palate leaving a warm oily wake, mild tingling on the lips and tongue and hints of juniper, citrus and cardamom. Very clean, with a very interesting mixture of herbs and citrus notes. Slight warming burn on the way down. Finish is creamy, long, and quite pleasant.  Continue reading review …

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