Boodles British London Dry Gin (45.2% alc./vol.)

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (2 ratings)

alc./vol: 45.2%

Proof: 90.4°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dating back to 1845 and named after Boodle's gentlemen's club in London's St. James', founded in 1762 and originally run by Edward Boodle, Boodles Gin (without the apostrophe) unusually contains no citrus botanicals.

Boodles was originally bottled in the United States by Seagrams but in 2000 fell to Pernod Ricard with the disposal of Seagram's assets. Production then moved to J&G Distillers who shipped in bulk as a concentrate to the USA where it was diluted with water and neutral spirit before being bottled in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Now owned by Proximo Spirits, Boodles is still produced by J&G Distillers but is now bottled in the UK at two strengths: 40% alc./vol. for the UK and 45.2% for the USA.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 31/01/2012


Crystal clear.


Woody, bark aromas suggest lavish use of angelica root with floral lavender, candied ginger and sage.


Slightly sweet, clean and floral. As no citrus botanicals are used, the hint of lemon zest apparent on the palate may come from generous use of coriander seeds. Fruity and herbal with sweet spices.


Citrusy with lingering herbal astringency.

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Produced by: G&J Distillers
Owned by: Proximo Spirits Inc.
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