Bulldog London Dry Gin


Bulldog London Dry Gin is a gin with modern packaging, but at its heart is the craft-work of an English distillery that has been making gin for over 250 years. Distilled four times and made from Norfolk wheat, the gin is smooth, crisp and radiates with the glow of 12 high quality botanicals from 8 countries: Chinese dragon eye and liquorish, Turkish white poppy seeds, Asian lotus leaves, Italian juniper and orris, Moroccan coriander, German angelica, Spanish lemon and almonds, Asian cassia and French Lavender.

Spirit Type:
Bulldog London Dry Gin
Score:
86/100
ABV:
40% 
Region:
England  
Body:
Medium  
Intensity:
Medium (heavy botanicals) 
Texture:
Medium  
Balance:
Superb  
Best served:
Neat, mixed  
Theme(s):
Smooth and crisp grain spirit heart carried bitter botanicals, with big notes of lemon, licorice and juniper. 

Tasting notes:
My blind tasting of Bulldog London Dry Gin revealed a gin that offers heavy and dense botanicals carried by a crisp and smooth distillate that shines brightly. 

Nose: Freshly grated lemon peel wafts up from the glass with light notes of licorice and coriander that playfully dance around the denser aroma of juniper. At its heart lies the distilled spirit, which projects a beautiful grain spirit aroma and some light notes of ethanol. 

Taste: An immediate wave of sweetness is replaced quickly by the bitter alcohol that is then overtaken by the botanicals, first juniper strikes but as it lingers the taste of other botanicals develop including sweet licorice and a vegetal bitterness that reflects the many ingredients listed above but the most noticeable are lemon, juniper, licorice and coriander. 

Finish: The finish is bitter as the alcohol lingers with the botanicals.  

Likes:
Complex flavours and high quality botanicals
Dislikes:
Bitterness can be overpowering and a little too “loud” 
Price:
$50 (Aus)
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