The Original Strength English Gin | 1.0 L. | 82.4 proof
- 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
96–100 pts. Wine Enthusiast: August, 2007
The full bodied, spicy aroma offers delicate notes of juniper berry oil, citrus, orris, coriander and caraway seed. Palate entry is mildly peppery, floral and fruity; at midpalate the flavor profile focuses more on oils and juniper. A unique and great gin.
93 pts.Wine Enthusiast: April, 2012
A soft, classic gin, ideal for Negronis and a wide range of other drinks. Overall, the flavor is neutral, but it has a touch of sweetness and complex underpinnings of pine, citrus and black pepper. Because it’s so versatile, this workhorse is recommended for anyone starting to build a bar.
90 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: September 25, 2002
Clear. Light juniper nose. Medium body. Substantial juniper hit upfront that carries through to a lean citrus peel and quinine character. Finishes with a hefty wave of spicy heat. A substantial gin that would be great in a gin and tonic.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: June 1, 2011
Plymouth is my next choice as the “ultimate English gin” after Tanqueray London Dry, but it’s so frigging hard to find in bars and retail stores. In the nose - features delicate notes of juniper berry, oil, citrus, orris root, coriander and caraway seeds. Taste profile is mildly peppery, floral and fruity. Complex. Authentic. Fabulous in an Aviation Cocktail. Should be more appreciated in the U.S. for the world-class spirit that it is.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: June 1, 2004
Elevated this beauty from #40 last year because I positively swoon anytime I taste it. It really does make the tastiest dry martini and G & Ts.
Wine Enthusiast: June, 2008
The Chanel No. 5 of the category is Plymouth English Gin. Made for two centuries at Black Friars Distillery, the ultrasophisticated spirit is distilled in a copper alembic using pure grain spirits, soft Dartmoor water and an infusion of seven highly aromatic botanicals. A quick sniff explains Plymouth’s enduring popularity. The gin has an exuberant citrus, spice and juniper bouquet, and a light, seamlessly smooth body. Its vibrant, skillfully balanced palate fills the mouth with the flavors of strawberry, coriander, orange and lemon zest, which gradually tapers into a graceful, distinguished finish.
Santé: June, 2008
Up-front orange and lime aromas; rich and smooth on the palate with a hint of orange that makes this one distinct. A refined spirit.
Beverage Dynamics: Jul/Aug 2006
First distilled in 1793, Plymouth Dry Gin is highly aromatic, exceedingly dry, and has a crisp, fresh flavor. Consistently voted by the BBC as England’s finest gin, Plymouth is made at the historic Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth where it originated over 200 years ago. The brand has just released this updated bottle and label.
Santé: September, 2006
Upfront orange and lime aromas; rich and smooth on the palate with a hint of orange that makes this one distinct. A refined spirit.
The Tasting Panel (Anthony Dias Blue): May 31, 2011
Landmark Plymouth brand continues to be made where it originated over 200 years ago. The Black Friars Distillery is England’s oldest continuously-operating distillery.
Strength: 82.4 proof
Think while you drink:
A British Navy favorite.