Fifty Pounds Tasting Notes

Posted: April 17, 2014 in English Gin, Gin

Fifty Pounds London Dry Gin 43.5%

Small batch Gin distilled in South-East London by Thames Distillers, using 11 Botanicals including juniper, angelica root, coriander, liquorice root, grains of paradise, lemon rind, orange rind and savoury, plus 3 unknown (possibly nutmeg, cassia bark and ginger?) and quadruple distilled spirit.

Tasted: Aug 2010

A crisp, clean, classic London dry nose. Slightly earthy with a lovely complexity of juniper and lime peel with an almost minty freshness and a pleasant balancing sweetness. The palate is soft and slight lactose in character with juniper, lemon/lime. A short but intense burst of alcohol follows with the more herbal botanicals evident on the finish. The palate, although pleasant is not as interesting neat as the nose.

Fifty Pounds London Dry Gin 43.5%

Re-Tasted: June 2016

A classic, juniper heavy, London dry nose of crisp lemon/ orange and off-sweet juniper. Hints of earth, coriander, liquorice root, cassia and ginger.

The palate is soft and a little creamy to begin with the sweet-ish juniper, followed by bitter cassia bark, angelica and coriander. Very intense, long and a little austere with lingering spices, again with a little bitterness and citrus. In conclusion it has certainly improved in quality since I last tasted it.

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