82.6 proof (41.3% ABV)
The base spirit of Tanqueray gin is distilled in Scotland before being infused with a surprisingly short list of botanicals: Tuscan juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice.
What does Tanqueray gin taste like? This brand of gin is a perfect example of the London Dry style. As such, it features a crisp taste mostly of juniper, but also with a touch of spice. As you would expect, the finish is dry as can be.
Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin ($43.99)
94 Proof (47% ABV)
Bombay Sapphire dry gin is distilled using vapor infusion. This process pushes vapors through the still into a chamber holding the botanicals, which include juniper, angelica, lemon peels, coriander seeds, cubeb berries, and grains of paradise.
What does Bombay Sapphire dry gin taste like? This flavorful gin is notably smooth and releases its botanical tastes individually. Juniper is the slightly more dominant flavor, followed by citrus and spice.
88 Proof (44% ABV)
Hendrick’s gin is unusual in both its production and taste. It is made using two stills: a standard copper pot and a Carter Head still. The second still holds a copper basket containing about 13 botanicals, including roses, cucumbers, juniper, coriander, caraway seeds, and elderflower.
What does Hendrick’s taste like? This gin has a subtle flavor despite the uniqueness of its ingredients. It goes down smooth and leaves you with hints of ginger, rose petals, and cucumber.