Couldn't be any smoother. I like that the botanicals do not include any citrus elements, and that the coriander, juniper, etc have a chance to really shine. I have tried most of the best gins and this one is in a tie with Old Raj for my favorite.
In the US, it is sold at 45.2%ABV (90.4 Proof). I understand that in Britain, it is sold at 40% ABV or 80 Proof. Neither is particularly weak, although I prefer the higher ABV, the warmth it imparts adds to the enjoyment.
3rd October 2014
Being a new Gin drinker i appreciate my review may not carry much weight but i put it behind Monkey 47, The Botanist and Sacred in the list of Gins i have enjoyed.
7th June 2014
I've enjoyed my first bottle of Boodles for the last couple of weeks, and it's 45.2% alcohol by volume, which I believe equates to 90.4 proof. Weak? Methinks not. Not a bad gin at all...good flavor and snappiness.
6th May 2014
Was 80 proof then, as well. (40% ABV) And delicious on ice with a cocktail onion...
25th October 2013
The last time I had some it was 40%, and that was in the early 80s. Some people bought it for that reason.
19th July 2013
Boodles gin has become weaker with the new owner.
18th July 2013