Plymouth Gin (Original Strength)

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alc./vol: 41.2%

Proof: 82.4°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Plymouth is made in a 7,000 litre copper pot still which has been in regular use at the distillery for over 150 years. The seven botanicals used in order of dominance are: juniper, coriander, lemon peel, sweet orange peel, sweet angelica, orris root and cardamom. No bitter botanicals are used.

Plymouth unveiled new packaging in April 2006 with an Art Deco-style bottle and modern labelling which shocked many loyal followers of the brand (including us) due to its radical change from its previous identity. The previous bottle was old-fashioned in style, with a jovial monk printed on the reverse of the back label: once his feet were dry, it was said to indicate it was time to buy another bottle.

Loyal drinkers were relieved when yet another radically different but this time 'old-fashioned' rounded-shouldered bottle emerged in January 2012 (released January 2013 in UK). This prominently returned the square-rigged Mayflower to the front label with the monk now white sticker on the back of the bottle so visible through the bottle as a ghost-like image to the bottom right of the oval label, inverted horseshoe-like label. With this packaging change came a repositioning in the gin's price as a super-premium.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/02/2020


Crystal Clear.


Juniper notes of pine, lavender and camphor with lemon zest, sage and eucalyptus.


Fresh zingy piney juniper with zesty lemony bite and orange ripeness; character and interest are enhanced by more subtle rooty notes with fresh coriander and mild white pepper spice.


Refreshing pine freshness lingers with subtle white pepper and liquorice-like rootyness.


Classic London dry in style with zesty lemony bite and orange ripeness. Well-balanced and reliably consistent. One of the oldest and best gin names.

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Barcode UPC: 5032538070410
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Barcode UPC: 5000299608043
Bottle Size: 700 ml

Barcode UPC: 5000299608005
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

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Produced by: Black Friars Distillery
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Pernod Ricard UK
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