Old St. Andrews has launched London 40 a London Dry Gin which uses the same recipe and process as our London 47 e.g. four times distilled, carefully crafted in small batches with a mix of 10 botanicals.
London 40 is also a premium London Dry Gin but lower in alcoholic strength at 40% alcohol by volume.This combination suits those sectors where a lower strength is important for alcohol duty and price considerations.
All the premium smoothness is available with the same unique and complex flavour and crisp, compelling finish, in a more affordable package.
Clear. Aromas of raisin toast, porcelain, dried citrus, juniper berry, and mild herbs with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a creamy, oily, pepper and citrus gelato finish accented finish. A delicious and refreshing gin for all applications.
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
RATING: 92 points (Exceptional)
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 40.0%
CATEGORY: Gin, Gin
TASTING LOCATION: Chicago Tasting Room
TASTING DATE: Mar-26-2013
SPIRITS ID: 201647
***** Superb: A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED distilled spirit whose attributes, in the opinion of the author, are of exemplary quality and character within the established standards of its category. An outstanding product which is worthy of a search.
F. Paul Pacult's
December 2012, Vol. 22, Issue 4 No. 96
Clear, colourless and pristine as rainwater. Quite citrusy/lemony in the initial whiffs after the pour then softly pine-like/juniper once the air contact occurs; another six minutes of aeration release pleasantly earthy/dried herb notes that supplement the juniper and citrus headliners. Entry is alluring oily, keenly lemony and cedar-like; mid-palate is chewy in the texture, medium sweet, and herbaceous, earthy and woodsy. Generally I do not respond well to 40% abv dry gins because they are usually week in the knees, but this one works and it works well.