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Tanqueray Gin Bottle Prices, Sizes, Types & Buying Guide

Tanqueray Gin is one of the most awarded gins globally and is the true embodiment of a traditional London dry gin (despite being produced in Scotland). 

It’s not afraid to be bold with its strong juniper taste, which contrasts most contemporary mass-produced gins today. It follows up with an earthy, spicy finish, thanks to the flavors of angelica root, licorice, and coriander. 

About Tanqueray Gin 

Charles Tanqueray initially distilled Tanqueray Gin in the Bloomsbury district in London, UK. In 1830, he and his brother, Edward, went to the Curries Distillery to study the craft of distilling gin. In a family of pastors, this move was frowned upon. 

Gin Tanqueray 

With their dedication to the craft and countless trial and error in both the product and its production, the Edward and Charles Tanqueray Co. was finally established in Vine Street, London, in 1838. It went on to become a family business until it merged with Alexander Gordon Co. of Gordon’s to become the largest gin house worldwide.

World War Two heavily struck England, and the facility has since been moved to Cameron Bridge, Scotland, where it continues to distill Tanqueray gin. Now, it’s produced by conglomerate Diageo. 

How It’s MadeHow It’s Made

Traditionally, gin is made by the distillation of grain bases to achieve a neutral spirit. This neutral grain spirit is then infused by botanicals, most commonly juniper berries. 

The classic yet innovative 1830 production method and recipe from Charles Tanqueray is still being used to create Tanqueray Gin. The botanicals are first distilled into one small portion of neutral grain spirit before the whole batch gets a final distillation. 

Tanqueray Gin is made from a number of simple botanicals: Tuscan juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice, and has an ABV of 43 percent.  

Tanqueray’s Gin Types 

Tanqueray’s Gin Types 

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin

Tanqueray Rangpur uses the same base as the classic Tanqueray Gin, but it adds the zest of the rangpur fruit [1]. An exotic citrus fruit from India is added to the production of Tanqueray Rangpur. Rangpur looks like a mandarin orange yet has the zestiness of lime, which adds citrus notes to the classic gin everyone loves. 

Tanqueray London Dry Gin

Tanqueray London Dry Gin is the classic style gin that’s been around for the past 200 years. The liquor is juniper-laden with earthy finishes. 

Tanqueray No. Ten 

Tanqueray No. Ten was created as an homage to the more modern style of gin that lets flavors other than the juniper take center stage. Eight botanicals are infused in the Tanqueray No. Ten variant, with aromatic flowers and fresh citrus taking the front seat. The four botanicals, in addition, are white grapefruit, lime, orange, and chamomile flowers. 

Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla 

Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla adds the zing of the bittersweet Seville oranges to the classic style 1830 Tanqueray Gin recipe. One of Charles’s travels to Spain inspired this creation. Diageo temporarily discontinued this variant in 2002 and relaunched it in 2012 (unlike the Old Tom variant). 

Tanqueray Malacca 

Tanqueray Malacca is a sweet gin with heavy citrus notes. Notes of creamy vanilla and nutmeg are also present, especially when it is drunk neat. 

Common Tanqueray Gin Prices

Common Tanqueray Gin Prices

Type Size Proof Average Price
Tanqueray Rangpur Gin 750ml 82.6 $25.99 – $27.99
Tanqueray London Dry Gin 750ml 94.6 $22.99 – $25.99
1L 94.6 $31.99 – $35.99
1.75L 94.6 $32.99 – $44.99
Tanqueray No. Ten Gin 750ml 94.6 $36.99 – $39.99
Tanqueray Malacca Gin 750ml 80 Starts at around $31
Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla 750ml 82.6 Starts at around $26

Compared to Other Gin Brands’ Prices

Compared to Other Gin Brands’ Prices

New Amsterdam

Fans of New Amsterdam would be well aware that the flavor notes present in this gin lean heavily towards the zesty citrus with a hint of juniper. Prices start at around  $11 — almost half the prices of Tanqueray Gin. New Amsterdam has a lower ABV at 40 percent compared to Tanqueray’s 43 percent.

Beefeater

Beefeater London Dry is the most awarded gin in the past decade. Prices of Beefeater liquor start at roughly $17 in stores, and just like New Amsterdam, it has a 40 percent ABV. 

Bombay Sapphire

For more sophisticated palates, you’re better off with Bombay Sapphire. This brand has integrated the vapor infusion style into its production process, ensuring that the overall taste of the alcohol products remains subtle. Prices start at about $16 for Bombay. It has an ABV of 40 percent and uses ten botanicals. 

More Expensive Brands Comparable Alternatives 

More Expensive Brands Comparable Alternatives 

Type Size Proof Average Price
St. George Terroir  750ml 90 Starts at around $49
Sipsmith London Dry 750ml 83 Starts at around $45
FEW American Gin 750ml 80 Starts at around $52

Are Higher-Priced Gins Worth It? 

If people prefer expensive brands, it’s their choice. But most affordable gins are already excellent quality, and we think there’s no need to spend the extra money. 

Less Expensive Comparable Alternatives

Less Expensive Comparable Alternatives 

Type Size Proof Average Price
Gilbey’s Special Dry 750ml 80 Starts at around $14
Seagram’s Extra Dry 750ml 80 Starts at around $12
New Amsterdam Straight 750 ml 80 Starts at around $12

Popular Cocktail Recipes For Your Gin Tanqueray

Popular Cocktail Recipes For Your Gin Tanqueray

Tanqueray is found at almost every bar in the United States. Tanqueray Gin’s flavor is the perfect base for cocktails and is favored by most bartenders for the classic gin and tonic, martini, and negroni. 

The Vesper Martini

James Bond’s signature order is fairly easy to achieve with the Tanqueray Gin. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ounce Tanqueray No. Ten 
  • ⅘ ounce Russian vodka 
  • ½ ounce white vermouth 
  • Thin lemon peel for garnish

Directions: 

Put all liquid ingredients inside a chilled shaker and mix. Strain and pour inside a chilled glass. Garnish with a thin lemon peel. 

Tanqueray French 75

Tanqueray French 75

Ingredients: 

  • ¾ ounce Tanqueray Gin 
  • ¼ ounce lime or lemon juice 
  • ⅛ ounce simple syrup 
  • Champagne 
  • Lemon or orange slice for garnish

Directions: 

Put the Tanqueray spirit, lemon juice, and simple syrup into an iced shaker and mix. Add more syrup according to your preference. Pour inside a flute glass and top with champagne, then garnish with a fruit slice. 

FAQs

Is Tanqueray a premium gin?

No. Tanqueray Gin is not a premium gin as it doesn’t have a premium price tag, but that fact doesn’t take away from the superb taste this gin has. 

What’s the best way to drink Tanqueray?

Tanqueray Gin is best served as an alcohol base to cocktails as that’s the time its flavors truly shine. It’s best paired with subtle mixers like vermouth, tonic water, and grapefruit juice. 

Tanqueray London Gin’s flavor notes are also not offensive if you want to drink it straight or neat — unlike other cheap gins!

Conclusion 

The time, hard work, and dedication that Charles Tanqueray put into his craft are still very much present at every Tanqueray Gin bottle being sold in the market today. 

His story inspires us that success doesn’t have to be complicated — all you need is hard work and discipline. 

Reference:

  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/dining/23limes.html

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