Tanqueray No. 10 Gin launched in 2000. At the time, it was a bold departure from the Tanqueray Gin standard. At the time, Tanqueray Ten might have been considered contemporary in style. It was named “Ten” because it was developed on the experimental still named “Tiny Ten.” Tanqueray No. 10 gin features only eight botanicals (not ten!).
Twenty years later, it endures as a staple behind the bar for its versatility in cocktails and it’s balanced, relatively classic juniper-led palate. The gin has a long finish with moderate warmth. Juniper fades leaving hints of citrus zest with earthy undertones.
Nose: Tanqueray No. 10 Gin is juniper led. It has bright lime zest with hints red grapefruit, just above a clean licorice and angelica note.
Flavor: Soft mouthfeel with juniper, bitter orange and lemon early. Mid-palate angelica and pink grapefruit shine through. The back of the palate has creamy licorice root, white grapefruit, piney juniper and hints of peppercorns.