What defines a London Dry Gin?

What defines a London Dry Gin?

London dry gin is defined as a gin that is infused with botanical flavor through re-distillation. No artificial ingredients are permitted, and no color or flavor can be added after distillation. The predominant flavor must come from juniper. And despite the name, it does not have to be made in London.

What does the dry in dry gin mean?

Close Settings. “What’s termed a ‘dry gin’ means there’s no added (artificial) flavoring, the flavors are all natural from the botanicals,” said our gin guide, plus no added sweeteners. “If the gin has sweetness, it’s more than likely it contained a botanical like licorice.”

Whats the difference between gin and dry gin?

The only difference between distilled gin and London Dry Gin is that distilled gin can be flavoured after distillation, while London Dry Gin cannot.

How do you drink London Dry Gin?

To drink gin, have it on the rocks with some ice or try it neat with no ice. If you’d prefer a gin cocktail, try a gin and tonic, which is just gin, tonic water, and fresh lime juice. You can also drink gin with a splash of soda water or ginger ale. If you enjoy martinis, mix gin and vermouth make a gin martini.

What’s the difference between London gin and regular gin?

Gin that has been redistilled to infuse it with botanical flavor is known as London dry gin. There are no artificial ingredients allowed, and after distillation, no color or flavor can be added. It has to be juniper that dominates the flavor.

How strong is London gin?

Nowadays London dry gin doesn’t have to come from London, it’s a style rather than a place with an EU legal definition. It has to be made by distilling natural botanicals using neutral alcohol of 96% ABV. Nothing can be added after distillation except water. It has to have a minimum strength of 37.5% alcohol.

Why is it called Monkey 47?

The Recipe Produced exclusively by hand using traditional distilling methods and 100% fresh plant ingredients and married with the soft water of the Black Forest. Its name says it all: Exactly 47 different plant ingredients have found their way into the “Monkey 47” recipe.

Is London Dry Gin alcohol?

To put it as simply as possible, London Dry Gin is defined as a gin that is redistilled to an ABV (Alcohol by Volume) of at least 70% (after being originally distilled at over 96% ABV.)

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