Willem Barentsz Premium Gin

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alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Based on a blend of two different grain spirits, wheat neutral alcohol from the UK and rye spirit from Central Europe, both distilled from GM free grain. This is re-distilled with nine botanicals that are steeped in the spirit for 24 hours prior to distillation.

The nine botanicals which flavour Willem Barentsz Premium Gin:
 • Jasmine from China
 • Juniper from Macedonia
 • Coriander seeds from Romania/Bulgaria
 • Angelica root from Poland
 • Orange peel from Spain
 • Almonds from Spain
 • Liquorice from China
 • Cassia Bark from Indonesia
 • Orris Root from Italy

This gin is named after and Captain Willem Barentsz, a Dutch navigator and Arctic explorer who went on three expeditions in search of a northeast passage. During the last of this expeditions he was stranded with his crew on Novaya Zemlya (an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean) for almost a year and he died on the return voyage in 1597. The Barents Sea is named after him.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/09/2016


Crystal clear.


Pungent jasmine blossom dominates with piney juniper and liquorice.


Jasmine is still very present but more classical gin botanicals, particularly juniper are more obvious.


Jasmine continues to dominate what is otherwise a London dry styled gin.


Jasmine blossom distinguishes this otherwise botanically classic London dry gin. Indeed, it would be fair to describe Willem Barentsz as a jasmine flavoured London dry gin – so much so that it could perhaps benefit from the jasmine being dialled back.

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Buy direct from

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Bottle size: 70cl
£ 38.25
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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5060469130002
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Willem Barentsz Gin

Produced by: Thames Distillers Ltd
Owned by: Willem Barentsz Ltd
UK distribution by: Vine Distribution Services (VDS UK Ltd)
UK consumer PR by: Domino Communications
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