|Polash:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Edwards:||(4 / 5)|
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- Appearance – clear.
- Aroma – Classic mix of citrus, botanicals and juniper
- Flavor – smooth and sweet, but slightly astringent with a juniper dominance
- Proof – 82.4
The Plymouth Gin Distillery in The Barbican, Plymouth, England has been in operation since 1793 and used to be a significant manufacturer of gin in the UK. Also known as the Black Friars Distillery, it is the only gin distillery remaining in Plymouth. The distillery is located in what was once the Dominican Order monastery built in 1431.
Exported around the world by the Royal Navy, during the 1930s, it was the most widely distributed gin and has a protected designation of origin.
This was Winston Churchill’s gin of choice, so you know it makes for a great Martini. To make a Churchill Martini, take Plymouth Gin and “bow in the direction of France”.
The reduced (or completely removed) Vermouth in a Martini made with Plymouth Gin makes sense given the distinctive sweeter and lighter (but higher proof) Plymouth flavour, compared to the more usual London Dry Gin.
Plymouth Gin Distillery also makes a 114 US proof Navy Strength and Sloe Gin.
If you find yourself in Plymouth, England, be sure to take a tour of the Black Friars Distillery.