Tanqueray gin is a London Dry Gin that was initially distilled in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray. The distillery was based in the Bloomsbury area of London and production continued there until the distillery was badly damaged during the Blitz in World War II. Now owned by Diageo production has relocated to Fife, Scotland.
Tanqueray is the number one global selling Gin and sells in excess of three million nine-litre cases. The Tanqueray recipe is a closely guarded secret, however it is known to contain four botanicals, juniper, coriander, angelica root and liquorice, all common botanicals in gin productions. Tanqueray London Dry is distilled four times for absolute smoothness and to allow the flavours of the four classic gin botanicals to shine through. Tanqueray export is crafted to create the perfect Martini.
Tanqueray's iconic bottle shape is inspired by a three-part cocktail shaker. Tanqueray’s logo consists of 2 axes and a pineapple, the axes symbolize the Tanqueray family’s involvement in the 3rd crusades and the pineapple represents opulence. The pineapple was once considered so exotic that it became the ultimate symbol of hospitality in 1830’s England, had the logo been created today they may have used a Gregg’s vegan sausage roll.