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Boodles British Gin

(70cl, 40%)

Boodles British Gin
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Boodles British Gin Bottling Note

This London Dry Gin, repackaged and rejuvenated under new ownership in 2013, takes its name from Boodle's gentleman’s club in St. James's, London and is now produced at the Greenalls distillery.

Famous members of Boodle's gentleman’s club included former Prime Minister Winston Churchill and James Bond author Ian Fleming, which of course makes Boodles an obvious choice for a Vesper.

Churchill also enjoyed gin however and Boodles may have been his favourite brand. I read a story the other day of how Winston added so little vermouth to his Gin Martinis that sometimes a mere glance in the direction of France would suffice!

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Boodles British Gin Reviews

A heavenly elixir!

As they state, “A Proper British Gin” by the people who (although they didn’t originate the beverage) the English perfected the art of gin making; and in this humble sot’s opinion it is one of their masterpieces.

1st May 2018

Dull, flavourless, uninteresting.

It doesn't taste of gin. It tastes of whatever you mix it with. I'm a huge gin fan but not of this. This is a gin for people who prefer vodka.
It's by no means horrible, it can't be. It tastes of nothing.

6th April 2018

Gin fads come & go. Boodle's stands alone at the top.

Boodles's tastes like what London Dry Gin is supposed to taste like, and London Dry Gin is what gin is supposed to taste like. It's my standard of reference.

9th July 2017

Summer is here in Canada and Bootles gin is your loyal reward program!

Excellent suttle flavours compared to harsh Bombay gin. Best with 5oz tonic... Lots of ice... Tall glass... Double lime and zest the rim !

18th June 2017

The best Gin ever.

Boodles mulberry gin definitely the best gin my wife and I have ever tasted and luckily found it in M&S afraid we have now become addicted to it. Not that we are complaining.

17th February 2017

I said no at first.

It can be a bit harsh in the mouth on first taste but it does mellow and become a gin that develops. It's interesting and good to try, it's not my fav. but it is good, true gin flavours and a surprising back notes keeps you thinking.....

Yes I can see why drinkers like it... it's a drink that can run the night......

1st November 2016

Robust Gin

Stronger than Bombay Saphire but with a smooth after finish.Very enjoyable.

10th September 2016

Hidden treasure

I first tried Boodles gin in 1979 as an alternative to Tanquery. while I still enjoy Tanquery , I feel that Boodles is a better gin. I understand that one's gin preference is purely subjective, but I strongly encourage anyone who has not tasted this gin to do so. This is a very smooth gin, perhaps a stealth gin. Take the time to savour its flavor and imbibe carefully. During the fall and winter holiday season, add a splash of cranberry juice cocktail to a G+T. Try it, you'll like it!
Skol!

21st August 2016

Acker Review

Well this little beauty caught me by surprise.
What a fantastic gin.
Good enough just over ice or with F/T.
Holding court with the more expensive gins in my collection.
Acker rating 5/5

31st May 2016

More than 50 years of great drinking

Like the old bottle design, but would buy in a "milk bottle". Light on the ice...nothing added to pollute the great taste!!!

1st April 2016

A Boodles newbie

OMG! This makes the best martini. And like Sir Winnie, I like it VERY dry. So much more flavour. What a treat to find in Canada. Can't wait for summer to try it in a G&T on a hot afternoon.

5th March 2016

Gin lover

Generally drink rye in our cold winter months, read John D McDonald novels with Travis McGee as the hero! BIG fan of Boodles, I kick it back a notch with a splash of soda water, lots of ice and a dash of bitters, cheers, from the colonies

2nd March 2016

Finally I decided to like gin.

I never really liked gin until I accidentally tried Boodles. Love it.

6th January 2016

Boodles Gin. Love it!!! From Canada

Canada stopped importing Boodles Gin over 25 years ago. Recently I found it on the market again. It was just as smooth and delicious as I remembered. I am so happy to have it back!!

21st December 2015

Delightfully oily

In Canada it's also 90.4 proof (not sure why it's 80 in the UK...) but nevertheless it's not your average Bombay Sapphire. It's almost slippery. Best in martinis in my opinion (or with tonic; no ice, no slice.)

9th October 2015

Boodles Gin

fucking delicious. Strong. 90 proof.

20th February 2015

Long time fav

I've been enjoying (straight, a tad of ice only please ) this gin for so many years I cannot count so high. My husband tried to fool me with refilling the bottle, but there is no substitute. I really prefer the old bottle design, but I'll try "slumping" the new shape in a kiln and I'll bet it will make great snack dishes and spoon rests. A new business perhaps? Great gin and with an open mind I've tried many. Hendricks is also very fine as is The Botanist, but both have such unique perfume I save them for a change of pace.

22nd December 2014

Love it

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

Ok but no Monkey 47

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

Low proof? Prove it!

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

I started drinking Boodles in the mid-70s

Was 80 proof then, as well. (40% ABV) And delicious on ice with a cocktail onion...

25th October 2013

Never seen Boodles at any proof other than 80

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 gets weaker

Boodles gin has become weaker with the new owner.

18th July 2013

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