Broker’s London Dry Gin
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
94 pts.Wine Enthusiast: April, 2011
Unscrew that adorable bowler-hat bottle top, and a warm fragrance of orange peel, cinnamon-cassia, juniper and licorice wafts out. Well-balanced, clean, medium feel. Classic, strong juniper flavor, with a refreshing citrusy, piny finish, spicy and lively. Good value. Gin and tonic all the way.
90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: July, 2003
Scents of lemon zest, coriander and orris root. In the mouth, it has the proper level of alcohol for gin, 94 proof; by midpalate, the firmly focused flavor profile features lemon zest and coriander, all buttressed by a buttery, creamy texture. Finishes long, semisweet, tangy and luscious.
86 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: August 9, 2001
Clear. Pungent juniper and spice nose. A brisk entry leads to a rounded, slightly oily, light-bodied palate with well balanced juniper, citrus, and spice elements. Finishes with a smooth, citrusy fade. Great balance.
Food & Wine: ,
Broker’s is a good, old-fashioned London-style gin: dry as gunpowder, and with bold flavors that are a refreshing contrast to the new wave of mild gins. Some recent brands try to imitate vodka by toning down any eccentricities; Broker’s flaunts its differences, showcasing the assertive flavors of bark, roots and berries. Orange and lemon zest freshen things up, and coriander adds its own peppery bite, but the dominant, classically English flavor — all rise, please, while the band plays “God Save the Queen” — is juniper.
Santé: June, 2008
Classic London Dry style with notes of mandarin orange, spice, and juniper; pleasant on the palate with a little heat in the finish. Martini.
The Tasting Panel (Anthony Dias Blue): May 31, 2011
Distinguished Broker’s London dry gin from Birmingham is distilled in a small copper pot still and infused with ten botanicals. This bowler-topped brand is priced well below other premiums.
Strength: 94 proof
Think while you drink:
As with any good gin, this has a strong juniper flavor. This “piney freshness” makes this my go-to gin for Gin and Tonics. In fact, it's my go-to gin for just about everything.